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The third annual Law Day creative contest is now open for entries. Participants should submit a creative entry illustrating the 2014 Law Day theme, "Democracy: Why Every Vote Matters," using content from one or more Michigan Legal Milestones.

The Michigan Legal Milestones program was created in 1986 to highlight the state's important cases, laws, and individuals. Bronze plaques commemorating the history of each of the 38 milestones have been placed throughout the state. Participants may utilize any Michigan Legal Milestone in their submission, but here are four suggested milestones:

To participate in the Law Day contest, contestants should tie one or more milestones to the 2014 theme in a creative project. Examples of creative projects include essays, debates, mock trials, podcasts, dramatic or musical plays, re-enactments, short documentaries, board games, video games, and more. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged.

Law Day Events   View Full List
[submit your event]

    Date Event
    4/15/14 20th Annual Youth Law Conference
    Sponsor: Oakland County Bar Association
    Location: Management Education Center, Troy
    More Information
    4/23/14 "Ask the Lawyer" Presentation
    Sponsor: Lapeer County Bar Association
    Location: Various Lapeer County High Schools
    4/25/14 Mock Trial for High School Students
    Sponsor: Genesee County Bar Association
    Location: Masonic Temple
    4/26/14 Katty Shack 5K Race
    Sponsor: Ottawa County Bar Association
    Location: Grand Haven
    More Information
    4/28–5/2/14 Various Opportunities at Courthouse
    Sponsor: Ottawa County Bar Association, Ottawa County Courts
    Location: Grand Haven Courthouse
    More Information
    4/30/14 Law Day Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
    Sponsor: Grand Rapids Bar Association
    Location: University Club
    More Information
    4/30/14 Community Connections Program
    Sponsor: Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Michigan Supreme Court
    Location: Laura V. Shaw Theatre, Western Michigan University
    5/1/14

    Law Day Breakfast
    Sponsor: Jackson County Bar Association, Comerica Bank, & NALS of Jackson County
    Location: Country Club of Jackson

    5/1/14 Constitution Day
    Sponsor: Oakland County Bar Association
    Location: The morning session is located at Pontiac Middle School, the afternoon session is located at Pontiac Academy for Excellence
    5/1/14 Law Day—Juniors
    Sponsor: Tuscola County Bar Association
    Location: Caro High School
    5/1/14 Corpus Christie Students' Mock Trial
    Sponsor: Ottawa County Bar Association, Ottawa County Courts
    Location: Grand Haven Courthouse
    More Information
    5/1/14 Free Legal Services
    Sponsor: Ottawa County Bar Association, Ottawa County Courts
    Location: Grand Haven Courthouse
    More Information
    5/1/14 Law Day
    Sponsor: 33rd District Court
    Location: 33rd District Court
    5/1/14 Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center Law Day Events
    Sponsor: Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center
    Location: Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center
    More Information
    5/1/14 Law Day Mock Trials
    Sponsor: Saginaw County Bar Association
    Location: Saginaw County Courthouse, First Presbyterian Church
    5/1/14

    Law Day at the Courthouse: A Downtown Tradition
    Sponsor: United States District Court, Federal Bar Association-Eastern District of Michigan, Wolverine Bar Association
    Location: United States District Court, Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
    More Information

    5/1/14 Free Law Day Luncheon
    Sponsor: Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
    Location: Traverse City Elks Club
    RSVP with a headcount for your group to Deborah Rysso at (231) 933-5207 or drysso@ryssoandwingfield.com
    5/1/14 Law Day Luncheon
    Sponsor: Muskegon County Bar Association
    Location: The Lake House
    RSVP by April 25 to DeeDee at (231) 724-4561 or mckeede@co.muskegon.mi.us
    5/1/14

    Law Day at the Courthouse Panel Discussion
    Sponsor: United States District Court, Federal Bar Association-Eastern District of Michigan, Wolverine Bar Association
    Location: United States District Court, Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
    More Information

    5/1/14 Lady Justice Project Unveiling & Reception
    Sponsor: Ottawa County Bar Association, Ottawa County Courts
    Location: Grand Haven Courthouse
    More Information
    5/1/14 Liberty Bell Award
    Sponsor: Tuscola County Bar Association
    Location: Caro Courthouse
    5/1/14 Courthouse Tours
    Sponsor: Ottawa County Bar Association, Ottawa County Courts
    Location: Grand Haven Courthouse
    More Information
    5/1/14

    Ask a Lawyer
    Sponsor: Livonia Bar Association
    Location: Livonia Civic Center Library Atrium

    5/1/14 No Fees Day
    Sponsor: Washtenaw County Bar Association New Lawyers Section
    More Info: (734) 996-3229; washbar.org
    5/1/14 Annual Coloring Contest
    Sponsor: Genesee County Bar Association
    Location: Flint Public Library
    5/1/14 Announcement of Winner of Adult & Youth Art Competition
    Sponsor: Ottawa County Bar Association, Ottawa County Courts
    Location: Grand Haven Courthouse
    More Information
    5/1/14 Law Day Celebration
    Sponsor: City of Davison
    Location: City of Davison
    5/1-22/14 Law Day School Presentations
    Sponsor: Cass County Bar Association
    5/2/14 Law Day Luncheon
    Sponsor: Midland County Bar Foundation
    Location: Midland Country Club
    More Info: midlandcountybar@gmail.com; or call Ann Horowitz at: 989-832-6828
    5/2/14 Law Day Ceremony
    Sponsor: Macomb County Bar Association
    Location: Macomb County Administration Building
    5/2/14 Under Advisement Performance
    Sponsor: Saginaw County Bar Association
    Location: Michigan Tap Room
    5/5/14 Law Day Dinner
    Sponsor: Ottawa County Bar Association
    More Information
    5/5-10/14 Lawyers Out for Blood
    Sponsor: Saginaw County Bar Association
    Location: Michigan Blood, 1771 Tittabawassee Rd.
    5/6/14 Ask the Lawyer Night
    Sponsor: Saginaw County Bar Association
    Location: Butman-Fish Library
    5/814 Law Day Banquet
    Sponsor: Saginaw County Bar Association
    5/12/14 2014 Law Day Luncheon & High School Essay Contest
    Sponsor: Berrien County Bar Association
    Location: Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
    5/18/14 Goodman Acker Community Law Day
    Sponsor: Goodman Acker, PC
    Location: Goodman Acker, PC
    More Information
    5/22/14 Law Day Dinner
    Sponsor: Isabella County Bar Association

Contest Rules & Entry Form

    Read the contest rules and submit a signed contest entry form and permission forms for each minor involved in your project.

    Contest Rules, Entry Form, & Permission Form PDF

    Entries must be received by 5 p.m. April 4, 2014.

What is Law Day?

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1 as Law Day. This day is an opportunity to strengthen our great American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law. The State Bar of Michigan joins various local bars, businesses, schools, and other organizations in conducting programs associated with improving the public's understanding of our justice system.

Law Day 2013: View Last Year's Winning Entries

First Place: Cranbrook Girls Middle School Entry

Second Place: Davis Dunnings Bar Association and The Turning Point of Lansing Entry

What Else Can I Do to Celebrate Law Day in 2014?

 

Previous Law Day Celebrations

     

 

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