Keesal, Young & Logan Hosts 15th Annua Law Day With Judge Kelvin Filer

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Honorable Judge Kelvin D. Filer

Honorable Judge Kelvin D. Filer

Judge Kelvin Filer was the Keynote Speaker at the Long Beach Branch NAACP and Keesal, Young & Logan Law Firm’s 15th Annual Law Day, April 30, 2015 at the Law Firm of Keesal, Young & Logan. Judge Filer is a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge born and raised in Compton, California. He emphasizes representing his city because historically we tend to hear negative things about the city. 

The Award-Winning Law Day Program has eight components: Law Day study guide for students and teachers, legal career and law materials; mentoring, meeting, and shadowing lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals; courthouse and law school visitations, and Law Day speakers, panels, and discussions. Maria Livingston, Attorney, Superior Court of California, County of Orange, will conduct a special session for educators teaching about the law.

The closing ceremony included a keynote speaker and student up-close and personal discussion with lawyers and legal professional participants. The purpose of the Long Beach Branch Law Day program is to introduce local 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students of color to law as a career.

The event also included local university, community college, NAACP youth and college members, and home school students. The program is a partnership with the Long Beach Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, the Langston Bar, Long Beach City Attorney and Prosecutor with support from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Over forty lawyers and judges will serve as program participants and eight Law Firms this year.

Law Day was created in the late 1950’s by the American Bar Association to draw attention to both the principles and the practices of law and justice. The 2015 Law Day theme is Magna Carta has come to embody a simple but enduring truth: No one, no matter how powerful, is above the law. In the eight centuries that have elapsed since Magna Carta was sealed in 1215, it has taken root as an international symbol of the rule of law and as an inspiration for many basic rights Americans hold dear today, including due process, habeas corpus, trial by jury, and the right to travel.

This year marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Law Day, May 1, 2015, will commemorate this “Great Charter of Liberties” while advancing the principle of rule of law here and abroad.

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