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Happy Law Week

April 28, 2008

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Law Day.  Law Day was first celebrated in 1958 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed a day to strengthen our great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law.  In 1961, May 1st was designated by joint resolution of Congress as the official date for Celebrating Law Day in the United States. 

The Philadelphia Bar Association expanded Law Day to a whole week because there are too many events to fit into one day.  Law Week is a series of programs taht place Philadelphia lawyers of any age and law students in the community to educate the city’s youth and public about the law through direct interaction.  Some of our programs include the Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest, Lawyer in the Classroom, Lawyer for a Day for high school students and Legal Advice Live!, where we provide free legal advice on Independence Mall.  

For more information or to volunteer for Law Week, email me.

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