Law Day 2017

law day 2017Law Day is held every year on May 1 for the purpose of celebrating the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. This year’s theme is “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.” ABA President Linda Klein’s videotaped message is a good way to begin learning about this year’s theme.

In addition to the video, there are numerous other resources available on the ABA website for those interested in marking Law Day in their states:

  • Law Day Planning Guide
  • Law Day Dialogue
  • Law Day Artwork and Products
  • Resources and Sample Documents

Another division of the ABA, the Judicial Outreach Network, is currently promoting its recently developed “Preserving the Rule of Law” materials as part of National Judicial Outreach Week, March 5-11, 2017. To support judges in their outreach efforts, several educational resources have been developed and shared on the ABA website, including a Judicial Outreach Week Information Packet, Rule of Law Speaker Notes, and a Rule of Law PowerPoint Presentation.  These materials may be used and edited based on speaker preferences and the make-up of the audience.