UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
FEDERAL COURT TO CELEBRATE LAW DAY 2010 WITH NATIONAL THEME OF
“LAW IN THE 21st CENTURY: ENDURING TRADITIONS,
As we begin the second decade of the twenty-first century, the law is changing dramatically as it seeks to shape and adapt to new conditions. Economic markets are becoming global while communication technologies bridge distance and time zones. In such an era, matters such as human rights, business transactions, and environmental concerns are shared concerns between nations. Law Day 2010 provides us with an opportunity to understand and appreciate the new challenges and continuing traditions of law in this century.
Established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, Law Day is a national celebration of the dedication to the principles of government under the law that all Americans share. During the week of April 27 - April 30, 2010, the District Court will focus on the enduring principles of law while recognizing the need to adopt to new challenges.
The Court anticipates that 1000 students and teachers from 16 public high schools in Los Angeles County will participate in the California Central District’s Law Day celebration. The two hour morning program will be offered 16 times during the four-day period, with a district or magistrate judge presiding at each session. The program will start with the students participating in a mock jury trial to be followed by a presentation by the host judge, and will continue with speakers from the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Federal Public Defender, U.S. Pretrial Services, U.S. Probation Office, and U.S. Marshals Service. Approximately 120 Central District employees have volunteered to assist with this event.
For further information as to the times and places of the program throughout the week, please contact Pamela Gamble Jackson, Event Coordinator at 213-894-5708.
DISTRICT COURT EXECUTIVE AND CLERK OF COURT