The City Court of Hammond celebrated Law Day on May 1, 2014 following the theme, American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters. The program included Tangipahoa Parish Registrar of Voters, John Russell, as the guest speaker; grade-level appropriate books on voting were presented to 4 schools by Tangipahoa Parish Library Director, Barry Bradford; a large mural was presented to the court from the Ponchatoula High School art teacher and art students depicting voters rights; and, an excerpt from “A Raisin in the Sun” was presented by Ponchatoula High School Drama Club.
Prior to the presentations the Mayors of Hammond and Ponchatoula joined Judge Grace Bennett Gasaway and signed a proclamation declaring May 1, 2014 as Law Day in the cities of Hammond and Ponchatoula. Three pictures: The first, from left to right, Mayor of Ponchatoula, Robert Zabbia, Judge Grace Bennett Gasaway, and Mayor of Hammond, Mayson Foster. The second picture shows Judge Grace Bennett Gasaway with the Ponchatoula Jr. High School students that attended the program. The third picture shows Judge Grace Bennett Gasaway with the Tangipahoa Parish Library Director presenting the books to the schools.
Bethune Elementary School Law Day 2014 activities at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal with Court of Appeal Judge Terri Love, Orleans Criminal Court Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier, Orleans First City Court Judge Angelique Reed, and retired Judge Nadine Ramsey.
Walter L. Cohen High School took part in the Louisiana Supreme Court's Law Day 2014 activities with Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson.