PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
APRIL 23, 2003
John L. Weimer announced today, in recognition of Law
Day, May 1 st , the Louisiana Supreme Court has issued a resolution urging
all Louisiana state judges to dedicate the month of May 2003
to reaching out to schools to provide students with an opportunity
to learn about the law, the role of a judge, and the court
system from members of the judiciary. A copy of the resolution
is available on the Court's web site at www.lasc.org
Law Day was established
in 1957 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to strengthen our
heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law. Three
years later Congress designated May 1 st as the official date
for celebrating Law Day in the United States.
The resolution, states
in part that "all judges have a unique ability to educate
young people about our legal system." On this 46 th anniversary
of Law Day, it further stresses the importance of Louisiana
judges engaging in "law-related education in the form of opening
their courtrooms to students or going into classrooms to teach"
as a means to highlight the occasion and to deepen respect
and understanding of the law.
A similar resolution
adopted by the Louisiana District Court Judges Association
encouraged every district court judge to volunteer one hour
during the month of May to law-related education.
Any teacher or principal
interested in coordinating a Law Day presentation with a judge
contact the Louisiana Supreme Court Community Relations Department
at (504) 599-0319.