Attorney Mekisha Creal at Huntington High School, Shreveport, La.
Many cities in Louisiana have local bar associations and other organizations that conduct wonderful programs in honor of Law Day. The Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education (LCLCE) seeks to reach those students that are not lucky enough to be a part of one of those programs. Instead of doing one program in honor of Law Day, the LCLCE Lawyers in the Classroom/ Judges in the Classroom program provided multiple in-class presentations across the state during Law Day week. We are proud, thanks to enthusiastic teachers and an endless supply of volunteers from the Louisiana legal community, that our Law Day programs occurred in all seven congressional districts and at all grade levels, Pre-K – 12.
Law Day 2014, the LCLCE organized 63 presentations statewide. Eighteen judges (18) and twenty-eight (28) attorneys made presentations at 39 schools reaching 2625 students. To view photos of the programs, click here.
The Lawyers in the Classroom/ Judges in the Classroom program is a partnership between the Louisiana District Judges Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the LCLCE. The LCLCE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that coordinates, implements and develops Law and Civic Education programs, trains others in the delivery of Law and Civic Education and assists with the delivery of quality Law and Civic Education programs throughout the State of Louisiana. It is the public education arm of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Thanks to all the Judges and Attorneys who helped make Law Day a success!
Judge Randall L. Bethancourt, Judge Vincent J. Borne, Judge June Berry Darensburg, Judge W. Ross Foote, Judge Andrea P. Janzen, Judge Patricia E. Koch, Judge Lawrence L. Lagarde, Judge C. Wendell Manning, Judge Michele R. Morel, Judge Richard J. Putnam III, Judge J. Wilson Rambo, Judge Cameron B. Simmons, Judge Parris A. Taylor, Judge M'elise Trahan, Judge Zorraine M. Waguespack, Judge Trudy M. White, Judge H. Stephens Winters, E. Adrian Adams, Denise A. Allemand, Claire E. Bergeron, Benjamin J. Bleich, Danielle N. Brown, Michael J. Busada, Thomas R. Caruso, Mekisha S. Creal, Trina T. Chu, Albert D. Clary, John F. Dillon, J. Keith Gates, Gerald J. Hampton Jr., Fred D. Jones, Joseph P. Landreneau, J. Clay LeJeune, Gernine M. Mailhes, Sarah S. J. Midboe, Paula E. Miles, Joseph H. L. Perez-Montes, Mark A. Myers, Monique F. Rauls, Erica J. Rose, Thomas B. Thompson, Angel G. Varnado, Jason M. Verdigets, Amanda L. Westergard and Christie C. Wood.
The following Schools participated in 2014 Law Day:
Alexandria High School, Alexandria Middle Magnet, Belle Chasse High School, Booker T. Washington High School, Boyet Jr. High School, Broadmoor Middle School, Career Academy, Claiborne Fundamental Elementary Magnet, Clearwood Jr. High School, Crowley High School, Folsom Jr. High School, Gretna Middle School, Hadnot-Hayes STEM Elementary School, Holy Savior Menard High School, Huntington high School, Iberia Middle School, Jeanerette High School, Lee Road Jr. High School, Lockport Middle School, Lukeville Upper Elementary School, Magnet High School, Marrero Middle School, Mary Goff Elementary School, Mulberry Elementary School, New Iberia Sr. High School, North Crowley Elementary School, Plainview High School, Port Allen High School, Ringgold Elementary School, Ringgold High School, Roseland Elementary Montessori School, South Grant Elementary School, St. Benedict the Moor School, St. Charles Borromeo School, St. Frederick High School, St. James High (Local 4-H students), St. John Berchman's Catholic School, Westgate High School and West Monroe High School