Shreveport Plans 2014 Law Week Activities

This year’s Law Day theme is American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, and it 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. Law Day Co-Chairs Erik Vigen and Marcus Edwards have planned student, member and community events that support the theme of promoting the franchise.

As part of this year’s Law Day celebration, the committee is sponsoring an event for high school students at the United States Federal Courthouse. U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. will be hosting us. The event will celebrate the importance of the legal protections to the right to vote and will encourage students to be engaged and informed Americans, taking seriously their right and duty to vote. Students from all area high schools have been invited to take part in the full-day event on Thursday, April 17, 2014. For the community event, the committee is sponsoring a voter registration drive.

This year’s Law Week will be April 28 through May 4. The activities taking place that week are as follows:

• Monday, April 28 - Young Lawyers will volunteer with Teen Court
• Wednesday, April 30 - Law Day Luncheon. Speaker: US Attorney Stephanie Finley
• Thursday, May 1 – Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education is sponsoring a Lawyers/Judges in the Classroom program at local high schools
• Friday, May 2 - Red Mass
• Sunday, May 4 - Family Day sponsored by the SBBA

The 2014 Liberty Bell Award recipient will also be announced at the Luncheon on April 30, 2014. Please plan to come to the luncheon as well as the other Law Day events as we explore why Every Vote Matters!

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