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Law Day 2016

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 include 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 EssexLawDay.Mbx@njcourts.gov.

Important Dates

  • Register to participate in the 2017 Law Day activities between December 2016 until February 17, 2017. DEADLINE EXTENDED until Friday, February 24, 2017
  • Contest Submissions due between March 1 to March 15, 2017
  • Mock Trial Program to be held Friday, May 5, 2017 For schools that are registered and confirmed.
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