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 2017?

Law Day Events [submit your event]

Date Event
3/23/17 Law Day Mock Trials
Sponsor: Saginaw County Bar Ass'n
Location: Saginaw County Courthouse
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
4/28/17 Barry County 4th Grade Law Day Play
Sponsor: Barry County Bar Ass'n
Location: Hastings Courthouse, 220 W. Court St.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Law Day, USA Free Legal Help
Washtenaw County Bar Ass'n
Location: Ann Arbor District Library, 3rd Floor, 343 S. Fifth Ave. and
Ypsilanti Library, Program Room, 229 W. Michigan Ave.
10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

4/28/17 Law Day Luncheon & Awards Ceremony 
Genesee County Bar Ass'n
Location: Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw St.
: 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
4/28/17 Genesee High School Mock Trials
Sponsor: Genesee County Bar Ass'n
Location: Genesee County Circuit Court
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4/28/17 Annual Law Day Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Sponsor: Grand Rapids Bar Ass'n
Location: University Club, 111 Lyon St., NW, #1025
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
4/28/17 Law Day Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
Sponsor: Muskegon County Bar Ass'n
Location: The Lake House, 730 Terrace Point Dr.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
4/28/17 Macomb County Bar Foundation Law Day
Sponsor: Macomb County Bar Foundation
Location: Macomb County Administration Bldg., 1 S. Main St., 9th Floor
Time: 2:00 p.m.
5/1/17 Law Student Courtroom Observation
Association of Black Judges of Michigan
Across the state
5/1/17 2017 Liberty Bell Award Presentation to Steve Wilson
Sponsor: St. Joseph County Bar Ass'n
Location: Judge Stutesman's Courtroom
Time: 9:00 a.m.
5/1/17 2017 Law Day Open House: The 14th Amendment - Transforming American Democracy
U.S. Dist Court, Eastern Dist of MI Chapter of the Federal Bar Ass'n & Wolverine Bar Ass'n
 Theodore Levin U.S. District Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette in Detroit
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
5/1/17 Liberty Bell Award Presentation
Sponsor: Barry County Bar Ass'n
Location: Barry Community Center, Lesson Sharp Hall, 231 S. Broadway St., Hastings
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
5/1/17 Law Day Luncheon 
Midland County Bar Ass'ns
Location: Midland Country Club
5/1/17 Law Day 2017 Celebration
Sponsor: Berrien County Bar Ass'n & the Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor
Location: Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Michigan Supreme Court Justice David Viviano
5/1/17 Law Day Celebration
Sponsor: Cass County Bar Ass'n
Location: Cass County Law & Courts Bldg., Hon. Susan L. Dobrich's Courtroom, 60296 M-62
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5/1/17 Law Day Open House
Sponsor: Tuscola County Bar Ass'n
Location: Tuscola County Courthouse, 440 N. State St.
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5/1/17 Ottawa County Law Day Dinner
Sponsor: Ottawa County Bar Ass'n
Location: Alpen Rose Restaurant, 4 East 8th St. in Holland
Time: 5:15 p.m.
5/4/17 Law Day 2017: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Kalamazoo County Drug Court Program
Sponsor: Kalamazoo County Bar Ass'n & Kalamazoo Trial Lawyers Ass'n
Location: Fetzer Center, 2350 Business Court
Time: 11:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5/10/17 Oakland County Senior's Law Day
Sponsor: Oakland County Bar Ass'n
Location: Waterford Senior Center, 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd.
Time: 9:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5/10/17 Law Day: Learn About Legal Careers 
Sponsor: Detroit Bar Ass'n
Location: TBD
Keynote Speaker: Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack
First Prize: laptop computer
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