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January 25, 2022

2023 Law Day Showcase

Ask-the-Expert Series, Nevada Center for Civic Engagement, McCarran, NV

Ask the Expert is a year-round program and is typically held the third week of the month. Each interactive session is recorded. We invite teachers, students, administrators, parents, and the community to participate. We encourage participants to engage in civil discourse through a virtual field trip with experts and artifacts in History and Civics. Increase your own content knowledge or support your We the People, Project Citizen, or History Day Project with the monthly online series.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Law Day Issue, Chicago, IL

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin publishes a special Law Day edition that explores the Law Day theme.

Law Day Career Fair, Ten Less Civic Youth Society, Syracuse, NY

The Ten Less Civic Youth Society, a nonprofit that promotes careers in law for high school students, hosts an annual career fair at a local community college. All of the high school students in the county are invited to attend.

Law Day CLE Program, Virginia Mountain Valley Lawyers Alliance, Roanoke, VA

The VMVLA holds a Law Day program with a speaker on the Law Day theme every year, including offering CLE to its members. The event is a gathering opportunity for the region’s lawyers. The Virginia Mountain Valley makes up more than half the state of Virginia, so the Alliance is a specialty bar in the region.

Law Day Legal Clinic, Skagit Legal Aid, Mount Vernon, WA

For years, Skagit Legal Aid and the Skagit County Bar Association have jointly hosted a Law Day Legal Clinic at Skagit Valley College where anyone from Skagit County can meet with an attorney about a variety of civil legal issues, including but not limited to the following: Housing (Real Property, Landlord/Tenant, Mobile Homes), Family (Divorce, Parenting Plan, Child or Spousal Support), Advanced Planning (Powers of Attorneys, Wills, and Estates), Post Conviction Support (Legal Financial Obligations and Vacating Convictions), Debt (Bankruptcy, Consumer Debt Collection, Small Claims), General Civil (Non-Criminal) Legal Issues. Pro bono consultations are limited to 30 minutes. Clients can walk-in on the day of the clinic. Interpreters are available. An online signup form for lawyers wanting to volunteer is online.

Panel Discussion and Court Programs, King County Bar Association, Seattle, WA

The local bar association hosts panel discussion (virtual) with four judges (Washington State Supreme Court; WA Court of Appeals; King County Superior Court; King County District Court) about the year's Law Day theme. There are also public programs/open houses at multiple courthouses. High school and middle school students are invited to attend the programs.

Seminars with 5th Graders, Commonwealth Law Revision Commission, Saipan, MP

Officials from the Commission hold seminars for 5th Graders at a local elementary school to discuss the annual Law Day theme. The Commission is the official compiler and publisher of law for the Northern Mariana Islands.

Youth Law Day, New York State Bar Association and University at Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, NY

Since 2006, Youth Law Day (YLD) in Albany, NY has partnered with New York State law schools to develop events and to recruit speakers that engage underserved high school students about the excitement of practicing law, the important contributions of attorneys, and the need for the legal profession to reflect the diverse communities it serves. The law school sessions last the length of a typical school day and cover a wide array of topics including recurrent student questions such as “Is law school right for me?” “Can someone like me really go to law school?” and “What can I do with a law degree?”

The format of YLD generally features – with flexibility to tailor the agenda to a particular law school’s interests:

  • Greeting by the law school dean and a senior NYSBA leader
  • An inspirational lunch keynote by a leading, practicing attorney
  • A mock class with a faculty member, with break-out opportunities
  • Panels on undergraduate/law admissions, student life, and career trajectories
  • School tours and courthouse visits
  • Mock trial and/or moot court demonstrations

The scale and expense is minimal. The NYSBA and YLD have put together timelines, sample documentation, budgets, and other materials, to aid planning.