Lawyers Journal

Lawyers, judges to visit high school classrooms for Law Day 2012 outreach

Students at high schools in Springfield, Worcester, Southbridge and Fall River will welcome members of the legal community into their classrooms throughout the month of May as part of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Law Day initiative.

MBA member volunteers will focus on the topic "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom" established by the American Bar Association as the theme for Law Day 2012.

The MBA Law Day Committee, led by Marc Laredo and Michael Sams, decided to use the ABA's theme since it applies to the MBA's current public awareness campaign on the importance of court funding.

"These upcoming classroom visits represent a unique way to impress upon high school students the important role that the rule of law and the legal system play in the everyday lives of citizens," said MBA President Richard P. Campbell. "We thank the numerous attorneys and judges who have generously agreed to donate their time and energy for these meaningful interactions with students."

The MBA is appreciative of the Massachusetts Judges Conference for once again offering its assistance with recruiting volunteer judges for this endeavor.

Law Day is a national day of celebration in May focusing on the United States' heritage of liberty under law and recognizing its role in our daily lives. Celebratory events are often held throughout the month of May.

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