by Minden Press-Herald

New Orleans, LA – The Louisiana Supreme Court has issued a Resolution commemorating Law  Day 2022, in recognition of the 64th annual celebration of Law Day. The Resolution reads in part  “all judges have a unique ability to educate young people about our legal system and respect for  the law.” It encourages Louisiana state court judges to dedicate the month of May to spending  time either visiting with students in schools or in their courtrooms teaching students about the legal  system, utilizing the Law Day 2022 theme: Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in  Times of Change

During the month of May, the Louisiana Supreme Court will host several Law Day activities,  including tours of the Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Courthouse, and visits to the Chief  Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Supreme Court Museum and the Law Library of Louisiana.  Additionally, the Law Library of Louisiana will have a Law Day exhibit on display, which will be 

available to the public throughout the month of May at the Courthouse. 

Chief Justice John L. Weimer, the Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and a host of state  court judges have been heavily involved in the ongoing initiative, “Judges in the  Classroom/Students in the Courtroom.” Chief Justice Weimer considers Law Day a chance to expand this initiative and increase students’ exposure to civics. “We are pleased with the  involvement we have seen from judges visiting schools throughout the state to share civics  instruction,” expressed Chief Justice Weimer. “Law Day provides for us another welcomed chance  to invite students to our courtrooms to observe real-life cases, take part in mock trials, or to simply  converse about the day in the life of a judge; an opportunity most would only witness on television.  I encourage all state judges to embrace the opportunity offered by Law Day to reach out to your local students.”

Law Day was established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to strengthen our heritage  of liberty, justice, and equality under the law.

In 1961, Congress issued a joint resolution  designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day. Every president since then has  issued a Law Day proclamation on May 1 to celebrate the nation’s commitment to the rule of law.  

Teachers or principals interested in coordinating a Law Day presentation with a local judge  or a Louisiana Supreme Court tour are asked to please contact the Louisiana Supreme  Court Community Relations Department at 504.310.2588 or email at [email protected]. For more information visit lasc.org or contact Louisiana Supreme Court Public Information  Specialist/Coordinator Trina S. Vincent at [email protected] or (504) 310-2590. 

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