What is Law Week?

The Law Week Essay contest was established in late 1970s; poster contest was established in 1986; school reading program was established in 2003, as was the dialogue program, the photography contest was established in 2012. The Special Needs Day at the Courthouse began in 2013.
Law Day is a national celebration of the rule of law in our society. It has been sponsored and promoted by the American Bar Association since 1961, when President Dwight Eisenhower designated it a national holiday. The HBA joins local and state bar associations nationwide in sponsoring activities surrounding May 1.
In honor of Law Day, May 1, the Law Week Committee plans and implements a program of activities including:

  • A Special Day at the 1910 Courthouse for special needs students
  • Poster, Essay and Photography Contests
  • Poster Workshops in partnership with local bars
  • Elementary Reading Programs
  • Dialogue on Freedom Presentations with High School classes