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2020 Law Day Award Recipients

386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ali Al Salem Airbase, Kuwait

The Staff Judge Advocate’s Office for the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ali Al Salem Airbase, Kuwait hosted an informational fair and Law Day 2020 Art Contest for the 4,000 U.S. military members and coalition partners assigned to the Airbase. Despite COVID-19 limitations, we were still able to demonstrate the importance of voting and the history of the movement that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment for thousands of deployed U.S. military members, civilians, and coalition partners.

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Judiciary of Guam, District Court of Guam, and Guam Bar Association

On Law Day, May 1, 2020, the Supreme Court of Guam held its first virtual appellate argument using videoconference technology. The historic event was livestreamed on the Judiciary of Guam’s YouTube channel, enabling all members of the public to observe the proceeding in real time. Where past Outreach Oral Argument events had the justices at the island’s high schools and university, this year’s milestone extended its appellate argument outreach to the entire island.

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Idaho Law Foundation

The Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Program has always helped other groups on Law Day, but we always wanted to do something unique to our own program. A few years ago we assembled a group of attorneys and educators to create a Law Day contest for high school students.

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Monmouth Vicinage, Superior Court of New Jersey

Monmouth Vicinage, in conjunction with the Monmouth Bar Association, intended to hold two events in 2020: 1) a formal Law Day Ceremony in a ceremonial court room and 2) a Symposium at the main courthouse for 500 students. Due to the pandemic, in person events were cancelled and a Virtual Symposium and Virtual Law Day Ceremony occurred.

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York County Bar Foundation

The impact of COVID-19 caused the cancellation of events around the world and across the country, and the York County Bar Foundation’s annual Law Day luncheon was no exception. However, having secured a keynote speaker whose presentation perfectly aligned with the ABA Theme “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100” as well as the selection of a retired journalist and editor of a local newspaper and regional editor for the USA Today Network in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland as this year’s Liberty Bell Award recipient, the Committee opted to “press the pause button” and regroup.

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