Lexington Law Day Recognition Luncheon Honors Civic Engagement of Students

Lexington Law Day Recognition Luncheon Honors Civic Engagement of Students

Monday, May 1, 2017

Civic engagement of area youth and participation in high school law-related education formed the basis for lawyers in Lexington to join together in celebration of Law Day 2017. Lexington High School student groups recognized by area lawyers included:

  • Lexington High School Alternative Education Students for their volunteer work throughout the community
  • Members of the Lexington High School Mock Trial team
  • Lexington’s National History Day Team for their presentation of “Standing for Native American Rights”

Each May, the Nebraska Judicial Branch and the Nebraska State Bar Foundation partner to host a celebratory Law Day luncheon in a Nebraska community with the local bar association. In addition to enhancing and encouraging regional Law Day celebrations, the local celebrations also have the purpose of honoring civic-minded students through recognition of their unique projects.

Chief Justice Mike Heavican was the keynote speaker for the event. Heavican was joined by Justice John Wright; Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Frankie Moore; Nebraska State Bar Foundation Past President Stan Goodwin; and, local bar Dawson County Bar Association President, Brennon Malcom, who served as master of ceremonies.

Read story in Lexington Clipper: State officials come to Lexington for Law Day