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Law Day

Law day is observed throughout the United States on May 1 and is sponsored by the American Bar Association in cooperation with nearly 2,000 state and local bar associations, community and military judicial groups.

Your Law Day Committee should have an energetic leader who will start early in the year to make adequate preparations. Keep some people on the committee each year to give it continuity.

Projects could include one or more of the following: courthouse tours, mock trials, free counseling at shopping malls, naturalization ceremonies, school assemblies, speeches, film presentations, town meetings and panel discussions. At a Law Day luncheon or dinner, law enforcement officers could be honored. Students and educational leaders could be included.

As soon as your chairperson is appointed, send the name, address and title to the ABA in care of Law Day USA Observance, American Bar Association, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, or call (312) 988-6134. The chairperson will then begin to receive information on Law Day, including the "Planning Guide." Also available through the ABA are various types of promotional material – including leaflets, buttons, mock trial scripts, a quiz for high school students and the Presidential Proclamation.