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Voices of Democracy

The Voices of Democracy Law Day theme encourages Americans to participate in the 2024 elections by deepening their understanding of the electoral process; discussing issues in honest and civil ways; turning out to vote; and, finally, helping to move the country forward after free and fair elections. In this way, Americans ensure that our government remains responsive to the wishes of the people. We invite all Americans to join us on May 1, 2024, to celebrate Law Day by lifting their voices to strengthen our democracy.

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What Is Law Day?

Law Day is an annual commemoration held on May 1st to celebrate the rule of law and cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal system. Learn more about the history of Law Day and past themes here.

ABA President Mary Smith

Voices of Democracy

ABA President Mary Smith announces the 2024 Law Day theme, Voices of Democracy, and encourages Americans to lift our voices to maintain our system of laws and to ensure that our democracy endures. Join us on May 1, 2024, to celebrate Law Day!

Planning, Programming, & Engagement

Resources for Your Use

Find all the resources you need to plan and publicize your Law Day, and encourage engagement with the theme. This is a centralized landing page for articles, conversation participation, lesson plans, logos, marketing materials, virtual backgrounds, and many more resources to plan a successful Law Day.

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Law Day with Law Library of Congress

We invite everyone to join us in rebuilding trust in our institutions, respect for one another, and our willingness to collaborate to address the challenges that face our nation. This will be a moderated panel discussion related to the Law Day theme. National Law Day chair Sharon Stern Gerstman and Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut will make remarks.

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Cornerstones of Democracy Conversation Guide

Download your free copy of the ABA’s Cornerstones of Democracy Conversation Guide to learn how to engage members in your community in civil conversations on critical issues.

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Become a Law Day Partner

Are you or your organization planning a Law Day activity or observance? Or do you have resources to share? Become a Law Day partner and we will list your organization with a link to your activities and resources!

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Past Themes & Related Resources

View past Law Day themes back to 1969, as well as access past planning guides, Dialogues for students, and the presidential proclamations archive.

Law Day 1968

1968 Law Day PSAs

These messages were recorded with celebrities of the time and distributed to radio stations across the United States in 1968. It was a special public announcement program to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Law Day.

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Law Day Activity Recognition

2022 Law Day Activity Showcase

2022 Law Day Award Recipients. Awards are given to programs that have found creative ways of reaching out to schools and the community, and have forged strong partnerships with other groups to deliver the message about the benefits of the rule of law

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This program showcases outstanding state and local programs to give them the national recognition they deserve. Click in to learn more about programs that have found creative ways of reaching out to schools and the community, and have forged strong partnerships with other groups to deliver the message about the benefits of the rule of law.

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