Law Day Contest winners and the recipient of the 2020 Liberty Bell Award have been announced by the Washington County Bar Association and its charitable Bar Foundation. The awards were to have been presented at an annual public celebration at the Courthouse in May, but the event has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 safety concerns. The contests are cosponsored by the Observer-Reporter, and all winning entries will be featured in a special Law Day-themed supplement in the June 7 edition of the newspaper.
Law Day was established in 1958 by President is celebrated each year on May 1 to strengthen our nation’s heritage of liberty justice, and equality under the law. Law Day is officially on May 1. This year’s theme “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100,” commemorates the centennial of the constitutional amendment that guaranteed that the right of citizens to vote would not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex. Law Day activities and awards are coordinated by the Bar Association’s Public Relations and Education Committee, chaired by attorney Joyce Hatfield-Wise.
The Law Day Creative Arts Contest for Grades 6-12 second place, Olivia Gross, grade 8, Canonsburg Middle School, She won $150. The “Peeps” Diorama Contest for Grades 6-12 first place winner is Medha Biradar, grade 8, Canonsburg Middle School. She won $225.
This contest is sponsored by the Washington County Bar Association. For more information about Law Day and other law-related public education programs offered by the Washington County Bar Association, call 724.225.6710.