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Law Day Essay Contest Open to 4th and 5th grade students

The Lebanon County Bar Association is again sponsoring its annual Law Day Essay Contest for fourth and fifth grade students in Lebanon County.

This year’s theme is “Miranda: More than Words,” in recognition of the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through countless recitations in films and television shows. Yet Miranda is only part of the story when it comes to the procedures for ensuring justice. The 2016 Law Day theme will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty. For more information go to:

One winner will receive a $250 cash award and will be invited to attend the Law Day and Naturalization Ceremony held at the Lebanon County Courthouse on Friday, April 29. Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas President Judge John C. Tylwalk will present the award to the winner. Contest deadline is Noon on March 11.  Rules and guidelines for the essay contest are available by calling the Bar Association office at 273-3113 or emailing