FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/26/2012

Contact: Contact: Kerry Crisley

617-778-1902

Law Day In the Schools Program Kicks-off (Media Advisory)

What:   No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom

Where:  Boston Public Schools K-12

Who:  Lawyer Volunteers from Boston Bar Association

When:  May 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Highlighting the importance of courts, justice, and freedom in a three day celebration of Law Day, lawyers will donate their time to lead mock trials and interactive presentations on the First Amendment and the Constitution. They are expected to reach 685 students, a record high since this BBA public service initiative began in 1986. The curriculum for this program has been developed by alums of the Boston Bar Association's Public Interest Leadership Program.

Funded by the Boston Bar Foundation, this public service initiative began in 1986 introducing students to the legal profession and the role the law has played in shaping our constitutional democracy.

Member of the press looking to attend a session should contact Bonnie Sashin at bsashin@bostonbar.org. Lawyers who are interesting in volunteering can click here or contact Stephanie Lee at slee@bostonbar.org.

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.