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Judges & Attorneys Visit Local Classrooms Virtually for Law Day Discussion

The Rhode Island Law Day Committee voted to conduct Law Day virtually again this year due to the uncertainty of class schedules related to the pandemic. Teachers received a PowerPoint presentation put together by volunteer attorneys and were given the option of having an attorney and judge team join them for a virtual presentation on or around Law Day, April 30, 2021. A total of 29 schools requested a total of 41 virtual visits by Rhode Island judges and lawyers to discuss issues related to the Law Day topic with the students.  
The virtual visits to RI upper and middle school classrooms by the judges and lawyers are part of the Rhode Island observance of national Law Day and are traditionally done in person. The Rhode Island Law Day Committee represents the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Judiciary, the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Roger Williams University School of Law and is chaired by Supreme Court Associate Justice (ret.) Gilbert V. Indeglia. This year’s Law Day theme, based on the national theme by the American Bar Association and approved by the Rhode Island Law Day Committee, is American Society and the Rule of Law. While promoting active student participation, the judge-attorney teams will explore how we strive to uphold the rule of law where no one is above the law, everyone is treated equally under the law, everyone is held accountable to the same laws, there are clear and fair processes for enforcing laws, there is an independent judiciary, and human rights are guaranteed for all.
For more information, please contact Bar Association Deputy Director Kathleen Bridge at