FLINT TWP. — The Township Board has adopted a proclamation supporting the annual Law Day observance sponsored by the Genesee County Bar Association.
Each year on May 1, Law Day is set aside by bar associations nationwide to educate the community about the rule of law and its role in preserving freedom, according to a press release.
This year’s theme is “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters. A Law Day luncheon will be held.
This year’s observance is occurring as the nation prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, according to the official Law Day Proclamation. Those two landmark pieces of legislation protect the civil, economic and political rights of all Americans.
Other local Law Day activities will include a High School Mock Trial Competition in 7th Judicial Circuit Court at 1 p.m. on April 25. Registration is required.
The Genesee County Bar Association also is sponsoring it Annual Law Day Coloring and Poster Contest, open to all 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Genesee County. This year’s theme is “Every Vote Matters.”
A winner from each grade level will be selected and will receive a $25 gift certificate. The entry deadline has passed. Winning posters will be displayed at the Genesee County Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Luncheon, on its website at www.gcbalaw.org, and in the March/April edition of its bimonthly magazine Bar Beat.
The “top ten” submissions will be displayed at the Flint Public Library during the month of May. Posters will not be returned. Every student who submits an entry will receive a certificate of participation.
Among community awards to be presented at the Law Day luncheon will be the Golden Apple Award, presented to an outstanding educator in Genesee County who is recognized for offering professional guidance and advice to their students and fellow teachers.
— Rhonda Sanders