Law Day Contest for Students in Clark County, Nevada

The Clark County Bar Association has joined with the State Bar of Nevada’s Young Lawyer Division in cooperation with the Nevada Supreme Court, school districts throughout the state, the Washoe County Bar Association, and District, Justice, and Municipal Courts throughout the State of Nevada, to hold an art and essay contest in honor of Law Day. The contest is open to students registered at local grade, middle, and high schools (public and private).  Students who want to compete must complete the official entry form and follow all competition rules and guidelines set forth by the CCBA. See CCBA-Law-Day-Art-Essay-Competition-Entry-Form-FINAL (PDF). The deadline for submissions from middle and high school is March 31, 2016. Restrictions apply to all entries. Please direct questions regarding entry or rules to stephabbott@clarkcountybar.org or 702-387-6011.

The “Judge Roger Foley Essay and Poster Contest” is designed to honor Law Day, an annual time to celebrate the role of law in our society. The theme for 2016 is “Miranda: More than Words” and the students’ work will explore the procedural protections afforded to Americans 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.

Members of the bar are asked to help spread the word to their staff, friends, and family.

“The Clark County Bar Association has undertaken a renewed effort to focus on community outreach and support.  Partnering with the State Bar of Nevada’s Young Lawyer Division gives us opportunity to facilitate law-related education in Clark County schools,”  says Nevada lawyer Jennifer Roberts, co-chair of the CCBA’s Community Service Committee.

Teachers are encouraged to help spread the word to their students.

Cash prizes for have been pledged by CCBA Merchant Members, Allen Kaercher from Kaercher Insurance and Shahzad Ali from Investment Management Counsel, to be awarded to the top three winners in each of the two categories of the competition for middle and high school students in Clark County.  The State Bar of Nevada will honor grade school students. The members of the CCBA’s Community Service Committee will judge the competition and select the prize winners for middle and high school students.