Essex Vicinage Law Day Program

Essex Law Day

Important Announcements

  • Law Day 2018 registrations accepted between Nov. 2017 until Feb. 2, 2018
  • Poster, Writing & Video Contests submissions accepted between March 1-15, 2018
  • Mock Trial Program to be held Friday, May 4, 2018 For schools that are registered and confirmed. Click 2018 Fact Pattern Summary for a brief synopsis of this year’s mock trial fact pattern
  • 2018 Law Day Award Ceremony and Art Gallery will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 – click here for more information
  • Save the Date postcard announcement

May 1, is recognized as a national day of observance and celebration of the rule of law in the United States. This observance provides an opportunity to reflect on the contributions and importance of the law, the courts and the legal process that is guaranteed to all Americans.

Each year, the Superior Court of New Jersey - Essex Vicinage organizes its annual Law Day Celebration. This annual program was initiated in 1997 and typically takes place during the first week in May. The Law Day program was developed and implemented by the Essex Law Day Committee composed of judges and staff as well as representatives from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and the Essex County Bar Association.

Law Day Events are planned around a theme that the American Bar Association selects each year, and includes various related components. The celebration provides the court with an opportunity to educate the community about our great laws and system of government. The Essex Vicinage Law Day program has enjoyed great success and in 2006 won an Outstanding Activity Award from the American Bar Association.

Schools that are interested in learning more about Law Day may contact the Office of the Ombudsman at 973-776-9300 ext. 56886 or email your inquiry to