The Evansville Bar Association will once again be celebrating the law and the legal profession as part of its annual Law Week commemoration.
On Thursday, eight teams of high school students will convene at the Vanderburgh Circuit and Superior courts for a mock trial competition. Eight sitting judges and magistrates will preside over the cases throughout the courthouse. This event has been a tradition for more than 35 years.
Following the mock trials, Evansville law firms will be sponsoring a lunch for about 250 area high school students at the CK Newsome Center. The focus of the noon event will tie into the national Law Day theme, “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.” Included in the program will be a trivia game with student teams having to answer questions about the Magna Carta.
On Friday, the association will host the Law Day celebration. The Law Day dinner will begin with the traditional parade of attorneys at 5:45 p.m. through the downtown area, stopping at the steps of the Vanderburgh County Old Courthouse. During the celebration, the prestigious James Bethel Gresham Freedom Award will be presented.
About 200 attorneys and friends of the legal community are expected to attend the dinner.