Long Beach Branch NAACP Hosts 15th Annual Law Day Program

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The Long Beach Branch NAACP and Keesal, Young & Logan Law Firm host the 15th Annual Law Day. The Program takes place April 29, 2015 at the Law Firm of Keesal, Young & Logan. The program has five components: Law Day study guide for students, other legal career and law material; mentoring and meet a lawyer; courthouse and law school visitations. The closing ceremony includes a keynote speaker, a lawyer panel discussion, and student round-table with the 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. Local university, community college, NAACP youth and college members, and home school students are invited. 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. Over twenty-five lawyers and judges serve as program participants each 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. As we mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The Law Day Program officially held, May 1, 2015 will commemorate “Great Charter of Liberties,” and rededicating ourselves to advancing the principle of rule of law here and abroad.

2015 Law Supporters: Judge Kelvin Filer a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge in Compton, California, is the Guest Speaker. Other supporters include: Stephen Young, Attorney & Partner K,Y,&L, Anthony Filer Attorney, Community Legal Services, Judge John C. Lawson, Lance Filer, Attorney Law Offices of Mark A. Gallagher, Montgomery Cole, Attorney Madden, Jones, Cole & Johnson, Charlie Parkin Long Beach City Attorney, Linda T. Vu, City Attorney’s Office, Michelle Dobson, Attorney, Law Offices of Michele A. Dobson, Bryan Gless, Attorney K,Y,&L is the firm’s project advisor, Jason Coleman, Attorney, Erin Weesner-Mckinley, Attorney K,Y,&L, Maria Livingston, Attorney, Retired Judge Marcus Tucker, formerly Los Angeles County Superior Court Long Beach, CA Juvenile Division, Doug Haubert Long Beach City Prosecutor, Kay Watson from the City Prosecutor’s Office.

Lawyers influence our economic, political, and social systems for the betterment of all. When one feels that his or her rights have been ignored, one consults a lawyer. When laws are written, attorneys are consulted to ensure that they are fair and precise. When a person is hurt by a person, company or faulty product a lawyer will go to court to protect the rights of that individual. To become an attorney is to become a social engineer. Being a lawyer is a great and noble profession.

Naomi Rainey, President of the Long Beach Branch NAACP, is proud to announce the 15th Annual Law Day Project and theme “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom.” This invitational Law Day Program will be held at the Law Offices of Keesal, Young & Logan. Student participants are from the Long Beach Unified School District, private schools, and other organizations in the Long Beach Community.

The Long Beach Branch NAACP is seeking law firms, lawyers, and other legal organizations to support this project or to make donations. For additional information email: mnaacp@gmail.com.

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