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Law Day  

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared May 1 to be Law Day, USA. The idea behind Law Day is to set aside time for the public to celebrate and reflect on the rule of law, which is the basis for our country.

Theme: Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100

This year’s Law Day theme is the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to women. The Amendment reads:

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

For more information on national Law Day activities, please visit the American Bar Association's website.

The DuPage County Bar Association will organize a number of events to celebrate Law Day 2020 and to explore the issues involved with this year's theme.

Law Day Annual Luncheon

The DuPage County Bar Association's Law Day Luncheon is held each year for the legal community to celebrate Law Day together.  The DCBA will present the Liberty Bell award and the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation’s Pro Bono awards. 

The 2020 Law Day Luncheon will be on Friday, May 1, at Le Jardin at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. The Honorable Daniel P. Guerin, Chief Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit Court will deliver the State of the Courthouse Address.  We plan to have another presentation, as well.  Stay tuned! 

Liberty Bell Award

The DCBA Law Day Committee annually solicits nominations for the annual Liberty Bell Award which is awarded at the Law Day Luncheon.  The recipient is a non-attorney who has devoted substantial time and effort toward attaining and maintaining justice in these areas:
 
1) Promoting a better understanding of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights;
2) Encouraging greater respect for law and the courts;
3) Stimulating a deeper sense of individual responsibility so that citizens recognize their duties as well as their rights;
4) Contributing to the effective functioning of our institutions of government; and
5) Fostering better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.

Nominations should be forwarded to: Robert Rupp, DuPage County Bar Association, 126 S. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 or rrupp@dcba.org

Lawyer Outreach Program

Lawyer Outreach program will be offered to DuPage County high schools and middle schools for a week during the month of April. Volunteer attorneys go to schools to talk with students about issues centered around the 19th Amendment. If you would like more information about this program or are a lawyer interested in speaking at one of the DuPage County Schools, please contact Tim Doyle at tdoyle@dcba.org or 630-653-7779.

Legal Answers Pro Bono Clinic

In recognition of Law Day 2019, DCBA attorney members will participate in a Free Legal Answers Workshop.  More information to come! 

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