From today’s Capital Times:
In celebration of Law Day, Dane County Bar Association members will be staffing an information table at the Dane County Legal Resource Center. Lawyers will answer questions about the law and provide information about legal forms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and assistance will be available in Spanish from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m.
Mock trials, targeted at students, will also be held in the Dane County courthouse.
The first, for young children, is based on the story “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” and attorneys and judges will play various roles in the trial, which is designed to give youngsters an interesting way to observe how the legal system works.
A second mock trial, titled “A Day in the Life of a Criminal Case,” is for older students. In that mock trial, the students will be the participants as well. The trial is based on a shoplifting case, and students will play the roles of thief, arresting officer, judge, prosecutor, defense lawyer and jurors as the case makes its way through the justice system.
|Around the state, WisBar reports that seventy Wisconsin lawyers will celebrate Law Day by making one-hour classroom presentations in more than 100 schools in the state. The State Bar Young Lawyers Division has developed a 16-page newspaper insert that focuses public attention on the checks and balances that protect citizen rights by distributing key powers among three distinct branches of government.
Anyone know of any other Law Day events in Wisconsin?