May 2015 Headnotes

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12 H e a d n o t e s l D a l l a s B a r A s s o ciation

May 2015

LAW DAY 2014 American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters Each year, the American Bar Association sponsors Law Day, and regional bar associations, including the Dallas Bar Association, host various events, programs and contests to commemorate the chosen theme. Law Day not only educates students and citizens about our government, but also the legal system itself. One of its main goals is to focus students’ attention on important constitutional principles. As part of the DBA’s Law Day celebration, the association sponsors essay, art and photography competitions for Dallas ISD students in grades K-12. Here are some of this year’s winning entries, which depicted the Law Day theme of “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.” You can see all the entries at the Law Day Luncheon on Friday, May 1, at the Belo Mansion with keynote speaker Justice Eva Guzman, Supreme Court of Texas, where the DBA will honor our judiciary and recognize the winners of this year’s Law Day contests.

Estephany Moncada, 11th Grade First-Place Winner H. Grady Spruce High School

Alejandro Hernandez, 4th Grade First-Place Winner Obadiah Knight Elementary

Drew Shippey, Kindergarten First-Place Winner G.B. Dealey Montessori