The Long Beach Branch NAACP and Keesal, Young & Logan Law Firm host the 14th Annual Law Day. The program takes place on April 30, 2014 at the Law Firm of Keesal, Young and Logan. The program has five components: Law Day study guide for students, other legal career and law material; mentoring and meet a lawyer; courthouse and law school visitations. The closing ceremony includes a keynote speaker, lawyer panel discussion, and student round-table with the lawyers and legal professional participants.
The purpose of the Long Beach Branch Law Day program is to introduce local 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students of color to law as a career. Local university, community college, NAACP youth and college members, and home school students are invited.
The program is a partnership with the Long Beach Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County. Over twenty-five lawyers and judges serve as program participants each year.
Law Day was created in the late 1950's, by the American Bar Association to draw attention to both the principles and practice of law and justice. The 2014 Law Day theme is American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, calls on every American to reflect on the importance of a citizen's right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy.