Participate as an attorney presenter in the MBA's 2019 Law Day Education Program
This May, in celebration of Law Day, the Massachusetts Bar Association is coordinating a program that sends volunteer attorneys and judges to high school history and/or political science classes to engage students on a specific legal topic. This year’s theme, developed by the American Bar Association, is “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.”
In the United States and around the world, freedom of speech and the press is among the most important foundations for a free society. Free speech and free press are prominent topics in public discourse and litigation. It is impossible to imagine a free society without these individual liberties, yet historical and current debates surrounding them continually challenge us to consider their boundaries and resilience. Changes in technology have reshaped how free speech and free press work in the everyday world.
The 2019 Law Day theme -- Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society -- focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.” This is a great opportunity to share your insight with others, with a limited time commitment. It is anticipated that you will be matched with one class, which typically runs 50 minutes to an hour, and you will be provided with materials -- from the ABA -- that will help you lead students in discussion.
The 2019 Law Day Education Program will be held from May 1 – 31. If you would like to volunteer, please complete this form by Friday, Feb. 15.
Questions about the Law Day Education Program? Email us or call (617) 338-0695.