Law Day 2019
Judge Curtis Sigur at Westgate High School, New Iberia, 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.
For Law Day 2019, the LCLCE organized 65 presentations statewide. Eleven (11) judges and thirty-one (31) attorneys made presentations at 30 schools reaching 4450 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 Bethancourt, Judge Marilyn Castle, Judge Aisha Clark, Judge Charlie Fitzgerald, Judge Hadley Fontenot, Judge Theodore Haik, Judge Sandra Jenkins, Judge Donald Johnson, Judge Curtis Sigur, Judge Karelia Stewart, W. Tom Angers, Paeton Burkett Justin Brashear, Jessica Braun, Albert Clark, Josh Clayton, Sam D'Aquilla, Jeanette DeWitt-Kyle, Claire Edwards, Daniel Gauthier, Lauren Godshall, Courtney Guillory, A. Spencer Gulden, Felicia Hamilton, Jack Harrison, William Hawkins, Kenny Hebert, Christine Lipsey, Angel Manzanares, Jason May, Jackie McCreary, Mark Myers, Ebonee Norris, Alicia Reitzell, Celeste Shields, Susan Simon, Philip Smith, David Szwak, Jason Weaver and Adrienne Wood.
The following Schools participated in 2019 Law Day:
Baton Rouge International School, Boyet Jr. High School, C.E. Byrd High School, Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary School, Comeaux High School, East Feliciana Middle School, FK White Middle School, Glasgow Middle School, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, LJ Alleman Arts Academy, Loyola College Prep, Martha Vinyard Elementary School, Meisler Middle School, New Iberia Sr. High School, Northdale Superintendent's Academy, Northshore High School, Our Lady of Prompt Succur, QuesTech Learning, Richwood Middle School, South Louisiana Community College, Southside Jr. High School, St. James Parish 4-H Achievement Day, St. Joseph Catholic School, The Net Charter School, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Vandebilt Catholic High School, Walker High School, Werner Park Career Day and Westgate High School.