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Bar associations celebrate 'Law Day'

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Bar associations in Evansville and Indianapolis will celebrate “Law Day” with local events involving high schools. The theme of this year’s day is “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.”

On Thursday, the annual mock trials for Evansville high school students took place at Vanderburgh Circuit and Superior courts. Evansville Bar Association member attorneys act as advisors to the teams. A pizza party at the CK Newsome Center following the mock trials focused on the Law Day theme. The program included a trivia game based on questions related to the theme.

The Indianapolis Bar Association will visit Shortridge Magnet High School May 1 to showcase careers related to the legal field that don’t require a law degree, in order to present a more rounded perspective of the resources needed within the legal field. Representatives will include court reporters, legal software specialists, and probation officers.

Former Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard will be the keynote speaker at the Allen County Bar Association’s annual Law Day luncheon April 30. Fred Gilbert and Ana Giusti, of the Center for Nonviolence, will be honored with the Liberty Bell Award.

Evansville-area attorneys will also participate in a Liturgy of the Law Celebration May 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Law Day, which is May 1, was proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 to call attention to the heritage of liberty preserved by the law.


 

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