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RED MASS DATE
October 18, 2018 6:00 pm
LAW DAY INFORMATION
SAGINAW COUNTY LAW DAY EVENTS
“SCBA, SCLA, SCACC and MI BLOOD present Law Day 2018”
The American Bar Association has picked the theme of Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.
About the 2018 Law Day Theme
Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom
The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches—Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court. It also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and outlines how they interact. These three separate branches share power, and each branch serves as a check on the power of the others. “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” James Madison explained in Federalist 51. Why? Madison believed that the Constitution’s principles of separation of powers and checks and balances preserve political liberty. They provide a framework for freedom. Yet, this framework is not self-executing. We the people must continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures, preserving our liberties and advancing our rights. The Law Day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for ourselves and our posterity.
The Saginaw County Law Day Committee is proud to announce that we will be teaming up with local area businesses to present to Saginaw County our Law Day Program for 2018.
Multiple businesses in the area will be joining us to show our support to ‘Man’s Best Friend’, not only our dogs and cats but all animals.
We will be working hard to bring this community awareness of our pet’s needs, abuses and where we can go to help our fury friends.
Our events included:
1)High School Mock Trials & participant lunch, Thursday, March 22, 2018, with 14 local high schools participating.
2)Lawyers Out For Blood ‘BLOODHOUNDS BLOOD DRIVE’ with MI Blood. The Blood Mobile was parked April 3, 2018 at SCACC, 1312 Gratiot Avenue from 10:00 AM 3:00 PM. All donating blood or attempting to donate will be registered for a door prize and all received a ‘Lawyers out for Blood’ T-shirt. We registered 13 people, collecting 12 units with 7 first time donors.
3)SCBA Membership Luncheon, May 1, 2018 where the Liberty Bell, F H Martin, and The Golden Apple awards are presented. Guest Speaker will be Lisa Stoffel, Saginaw County Animal Care and Control Director.
Helping SCACC put on their FURBALL scheduled for Friday, May 18, 2018.
Other Law Day activities this year include:
SCLA’s Billboard Contest, Poster Contest, and Coloring Contest and SCLA Scholarship.
The Law Day Committee was presented Proclamations from both Saginaw City (April 16th) and Saginaw County (April 17th).
Hopefully you noticed our banner proudly hanging over Court Street from March 12th to April 10th.
To tie-up our 3 month celebration we will conclude our Law Day events at a debriefing on May 10th.
About Law Day
Law Day is officially celebrated on May 1 of each year, Law Day is an annual commemoration first held in 1957 when American Bar Association President Charles Rhynes envisioned a special national day to mark our nation’s commitment to the rule of law. The following year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Law Day Proclamation. Law Day was made official in 1961 when Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day.
The Saginaw County Bar Association and the Saginaw County Lawyers Auxiliary have held a variety of Law Day activities for students, the community over the past 60 years.
F H Martin Award winner: Attorney Christopher Enge – Birch Run Attorney-Advisor, Professor at Mott Community College.
Golden Apple Winner: Lisa Meyers – Academic Dean at Valley Lutheran High School, Mock Trial Teacher-Sponsor
Liberty Bell Award Winner: Claudia Wallace, Coordinator for the McKinney/Vento Homeless Education Program for Saginaw County and Saginaw County Lawyers Auxiliary President.
BILLBOARD CONTEST WINNER
12th Grade – Swan Valley High School
Teacher – Ken Bournina
Birch Run HS – Wendy Watson, Carrollton HS – Sheila Becker, Frankenmuth HS – Rob Baker, Freeland HS – Corey DeRop, Hemlock HS – Bryan Sysak, Heritage HS – Irene Sollner, Merrill HS – Allison Jordan, Nouvel CC – Pete Bartels, SASA – Cynthia Schneider, Saginaw Career Complex – Stu Schweigart, Saginaw HS – Michael Hight, Swan Valley HS – Dave Adams & Ann Wiley, St. Charles HS – Tom Princinsky, Valley Lutheran HS – Lisa Meyers,
Katie M. Baluha, Lori Bommarito, Alex Bommarito, Alex Brady, Bethany J. Brush, Alena Clark, William Cowdry, Kelly D Ellsworth, Christopher Enge, Thomas Fancher, Julie Gafkay, Joseph Harrison, James Hession, Kathy Houck, Francis Keating, William Pearson, Millicent E. Shek, Lee Sturtz, Christopher Swartz, Darrell Zolton.
LAW DAY RATERS
Carol Banes, Linda Lee Bohlen, Josh Canek, Angie Cowdry, Allison Fuller, Bertie Gilbert, Marilyn Hackett, Stephanie Hasley, Nancy Heddad, Wendy Jones, Jennie Jordan, William Jungerheld, Nora Lipetzky, Linsey Mead, Carol Murphy, Danielle Musselman, Terry Oeming, Ali Shaina, Marti Triantifillou, Judy Weldy, Evan Winslow.