Law Day

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1 as Law Day. This day is an opportunity to strengthen our great American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law. The State Bar of Michigan joins various local bars, businesses, schools, and other organizations in conducting programs associated with improving the public's understanding of our justice system.

What Else Can I Do to Celebrate Law Day in 2016?

Law Day Events
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    Date Event
    4/28/16 Mock Trials
    Sponsor: Saginaw County Bar Ass'n
    Location: TBD
    Time: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
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    4/29/16 Law Day Reception/Luncheon/Liberty Bell Recipient
    Sponsor: Barry County Bar Ass'n
    Time: 10:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
    4/29/16 Law Day Luncheon & Award Ceremony
    Sponsor: Genesee County Bar Ass'n
    Location: Masonic Temple, 755 S Saginaw St, Flint
    Time: 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
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    4/29/16 High School Mock Trials
    Sponsor: Genesee County Bar Ass'n
    Location: Genesee County Circuit Court
    Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
    4/29/16 Law Day Luncheon & Presentation of the Liberty Bell Award
    Sponsor: Mecosta Osceola County Bar Ass'ns
    Location: TBD
    Time: Noon–2:00 p.m.
    4/29/16 Law Day Ceremony & Luncheon
    Sponsor: Monore County Bar Ass'n
    Location: Hon. Michael A. Weipert Courtroom, 38th Circuit Court, 106 E 1st St, Monroe
    Lunch will follow at St George's
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    4/29/16 2016 Law Day/Liberty Bell Award Luncheon
    Sponsor: Muskegon County Bar Ass'n
    Location: Lake House, 730 Terrace Point, Muskegon
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    4/29/16 Macomb County Bar Foundation Law Day
    Sponsor: Macomb County Bar Foundation
    Location: Macomb County Administration Bldg, 1 S St, Mount Clemens
    Time: 2:00 p.m.
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    4/29/16 Law Day 2016
    Sponsor: Washtenaw  County Bar Ass'n
    Location: TBD
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    4/29/16 2016 Liberty Bell Award Presentation
    Sponsor:  Tuscola County Bar Ass'n
    Location: TBD
    5/2/16 2016 Law Day—"Miranda: More Than Words"
    Sponsor: Michigan Supreme Court
    Location: MI Supreme Court Learning Center, Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W Ottawa St, Lansing
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    5/2/16 Law Day at the Levin Courthouse
    Sponors: United States District Court, Federal Bar Ass'n—Eastern District of Michigan Chapter & Wolverine Bar Ass'n
    Location: U.S. District Court, Levin Court House, 231 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit
    5/2/16 Law Day Luncheon with the Benton Harbor Rotary Club & Law Day High School Essay Contest
    Sponsor: Berrien County Bar Ass'n
    Location: TBD
    5/2/16 Law Day Ceremony & Luncheon
    Sponsor: Grand Rapids Bar Ass'n
    Location: University Club, 111 Lyon St NW #1025, Grand Rapids
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    5/2/16 2016 Law Day Dinner
    Sponsor: Ottawa County Bar Ass'n
    Location: Alpen Rose Restaurant, 8th St, Holland
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    5/3/16 Ask the Lawyer
    Sponsor: Saginaw County Bar Ass'n
    Location: Local Library
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
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    5/5/16 Law Day Breakfast, Speaker & Liberty Bell Award Presentation
    Sponsor: Jackson County Bar Ass'n & NALS of Jackson County
    Location: Country Club of Jackson, 3135 Horton Rd, Jackson
    Time: 7:30 a.m.
    5/6/16 Cass County Law Day Essay Contest
    Sponsor: Cass County Bar Ass'n
    Location: Cass County High School Students
    Winners will be recognized at the May 19 Board of Commissioners meeting at 7:00 p.m.
    5/6/16 2016 Law Day
    Sponsor: Allegan County Bar Ass'n
    Time: 11:30 a.m.
    5/6/16 Annual Law Day Luncheon
    Sponsor: Bay County Bar Ass'n
    Location: Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center, Downtown Bay City
    Time: Noon
    5/6/16 Law Day 2016 "Miranda More Than Words"
    Sponsor: Midland County Bar Ass'n
    Location: Midland Country Club, 1120 W St Andrews, Midland
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    5/7/16 2016 Law Day Celebration & Film
    Sponsor: Grand Traverse-Leelamau-Antrim Bar Ass'n & GTLA Women Lawyer's Ass'n
    Location: State Theatre, 223 Front St, Traverse City
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    5/10/16 Senior Law Day
    Sponsor: Oakland County Bar Ass'n & Waterford Senior Center
    Location:Waterford Senior Center, 3621 Pontiac Rd, Waterford Twp
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    5/12/16 Law Day & Essay Contest
    Sponsor: Detroit Metropolitan Bar & Hispanic Bar Ass'ns
    Location: 3rd Circuit Court in Detroit
    Time: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
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    5/18/16 Membership Meeting/Law Day Luncheon
    Sponsor: Saginaw County Bar Ass'n


Previous Law Day Winning Entries

    First Place: Cranbrook Girls School Entry

    Second Place: Carolyn Gracey Entry: Women's Suffrage

    In April 1888, Eva Belles was denied her vote in a Flint school board election. Understanding her rights, Belles did not go without a fight. Retaining former Flint governor and first president of the Genesee County Bar Ass'n, as her attorney, Belles fought this denial of her vote all the way up to the Michigan Supreme Court.

Previous Law Day Celebrations