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February 23, 2012
2012 Essay Contest for Students

The Lebanon County Bar Association is sponsoring its annual Law Day Essay Contest for fourth and fifth grade Lebanon County students. The 2012 theme is “I have a dream…” based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “March on Washington” speech. This theme provides opportunities to talk about many of the rights found in the Bill of Rights, including free speech, the right to petition the government, the right to peaceably assemble and other rights, like equal protection of the law... just to name a few. One winner will receive a $500 savings bond and will be invited to attend the Law Day and Naturalization Ceremony held at the Lebanon County Courthouse on May 1, 2012. President Judge John C. Tylwalk will present the award to the winner. Contest deadline is March 9. Rules and guidelines for the essay contest are available by calling the Bar Association office at 273-3113 or email lebcobar@verizon.net. Law Day is designed to bring judges, lawyers and schools together to teach students about the law and the legal system, and to celebrate the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality. Teachers who are interested in having a judge or lawyer visit their classrooms or who want to schedule a tour of the courthouse may contact Susan Wolf at the LCBA – 273-3113 or email lebcobar@verizon.net, by March 30.