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Law Day 2013
“Realizing the Dream: Equality for All”

The promise of equality under the law is what has made America a beacon to other nations. It is a pledge clearly set forth in the Declaration of Independence and in the opening words of the Preamble of the Constitution, “We the People.” It is, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, the proposition to which our nation is dedicated.

The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1963, during the Proclamation’s centennial, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and called upon our nation to live up to the great promise, enshrined in its founding documents, of equality for all. Five decades later, the inspirational words of Rev. Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech continue to resonate and challenge us to live up to our national ideal of equality under the law. The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement can be seen in the strides that have been made against discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

Law Day, May 1, will provide an opportunity to explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. It will provide a forum for reflecting on the work that remains to be done in rectifying injustice, eliminating all forms of discrimination, and putting an end to human trafficking and other violations of our basic human rights. As Rev. Dr. King pointed out in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Click here for a the Colorado Law Day Planning Guide.

Colorado Bar Association

CBA and DBA YLD Law Day Movie Night Featuring “Lincoln”—Wednesday, May 1
Celebrate Law Day with the CBA and DBA YLD at the Mayan Theater on Wednesday, May 1 at 5 p.m. for a CLE presentation by Judge John Madden of the Second Judicial District on Lincoln, followed by a showing of the 2012 film.
“Lincoln” is an American historical drama based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln's life, focusing on the President's efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives. One general CLE credit has been applied for. Cost to attend is $15 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Click here to RSVP or email

American Bar Association

The ABA Young Lawyers Division annually sponsors a Law Day contest for high school students (grades 9–12). Last year, the contest was for the best Law Day video. This year, the contest has been expanded to include other forms of artistic expression. For more information on the 2013 Law Day contest, click here.

Click here for the ABA's 2013 Law Day Guide.

Adams Broomfield Bar Association

The Adams Broomfield Bar Association invites you to the 2013 ABBA Law Day Breakfast on Friday, May 3rd. Breakfast will be available beginning at 6:45 a.m. and will continue as the program begins at 7:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Waymire Building (The Dome) located at 9755 Henderson Road at the Adams County Regional Parks Complex.

We are pleased to announce this year’s speaker: Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. This year’s Law Day theme, “Realizing the Dream: Equality For All,” celebrates the movement for civil and human rights in America and its impact in promoting equality under the law.

The Law Day Breakfast is an Adams County tradition dating back more than thirty years, and this year is the 56th Law Day celebrated nationally. Each year we honor the principles of freedom, justice, and equality under the law by recognizing the special contributions our law enforcement and legal professionals make every day to the communities of Adams and Broomfield Counties.

Please fill out and return the order form with payment no later than April 22, 2013. We will mail your tickets to the address indicated on your order form. Ticket sales at the door are limited, so please reserve your seats now.

Denver Bar Association

DBA YLD Law Day Reception—Thursday, May 2
Join the DBA YLD and Vincent E. Morscher, head of the Attorney General's Civil Litigation and Employment Law Department, and Steve Chavez, Director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division, for a cocktail reception at The Lobby starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Morscher and Chavez will present briefly on the ABA's Law Day theme, “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.”
This event is FREE and includes heavy appetizers and two drink tickets. Contact Sarah Gibson at for more information. Please RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

El Paso County Bar Association

Saturday, April 27
Ask-A-Lawyer for Senior Citizens
9 am–1 pm
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Appointments will be given preference. Please call the Senior Center to make an appointment at 387-6000.
If you are an attorney who would like to volunteer for this event, call or email Pikes Peak Pro Bono at or 473-6212.

Saturday, May 4
Waldo Canyon Fire Tree Planting Service Project
8 am–1 pm
Flying W Ranch Property
Download the registration form here.

Saturday, May 11
Law Day Ask-A-Lawyer
10 am–Noon
If you are an attorney who would like to volunteer for this event, call or email Claire at or 473-9700.

Thursday, May 16
5–7 pm
KKTV Channel 11
To speak to a lawyer during the event, call 719-457-8211
If you are an attorney who would like to volunteer for this event, call or email Pikes Peak Pro Bono at probono@elpasocountybar.orgor 473-6212.

Friday, May 17
Law Day Race
5 pm
Monument Valley Park
Registration coming soon on

Thursday, May 21
Law Day Luncheon & Awards
11:45 am
Grand Ballroom, Mining Exchange Hotel
To RSVP, call or email Claire at or 473-9700.

Saturday, August 3
Senior Law Day
8 am–4 pm
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Please make an appointment by calling the Senior Center at 387-6000.
If you are an attorney who would like to volunteer for this event, contact Lisa at or 749-1585.