'Best Interests of Our Children' the Theme of Special Law Day Program At University

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Bar Association

    CHICAGO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Bar Association Section of
 Litigation Children's Law Committee will co-sponsor "Kids for Kids Law Day,"
 an educational event featuring students, teachers, parents, judges and lawyers
 to raise public awareness of the special needs of the thousands of children in
 the legal system.  The program, to be held on May 1 at the University of
 Denver College of Law Park Hill Campus, is part of the national Law Day
 celebration of law and justice.
     "This year's theme, 'Protecting the Best Interests of the Child,' is a
 unique opportunity to increase understanding of the issues that face children
 in our legal system," said Catherine Krebs, committee director of the
 Children's Law Committee.  "Children in the legal system may find themselves
 alone drifting through foster care or facing the possibility of permanent
 removal from the educational system.  Lawyers can make a tremendous difference
 in achieving justice for these children.  This Law Day event will educate both
 children and adults about these types of problems, and will kick off a
 national campaign to recruit 2001 pro bono lawyers for this vulnerable
 population."
     District Court of Connecticut Judge Charles Gill, co-founder of the
 National Task Force on Children's Constitutional Rights, will help host a
 variety of Law Day theme-related presentations and activities.
     Students from all area schools have been invited and will have the chance
 to meet and hear from judges, legislators and lawyers on issues of public
 policy and other community concerns regarding kids.  Select students will then
 have a chance to debate these issues.
     Kids for Kid's Law Day participants are encouraged to collect and donate
 stuffed animals at the event.  The stuffed animals will be given to lawyers
 for presentation to child clients who they volunteer to represent.  Lawyers
 interested in registering for this program should call Rhonda Booker at
 303/871-6410 or email at teddybears4kids@hotmail.com .
     ABA Section of Litigation, www.abanet.org/litigation , includes
 approximately 60,000 trial lawyers, judges and others involved in all aspects
 of litigation and the dispute resolution process.  The section is dedicated to
 promoting justice both domestically and internationally and enhancing public
 understanding of and respect for the legal profession.
     The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional
 membership organization in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA
 provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information
 about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and
 initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
 
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SOURCE American Bar Association
    CHICAGO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Bar Association Section of
 Litigation Children's Law Committee will co-sponsor "Kids for Kids Law Day,"
 an educational event featuring students, teachers, parents, judges and lawyers
 to raise public awareness of the special needs of the thousands of children in
 the legal system.  The program, to be held on May 1 at the University of
 Denver College of Law Park Hill Campus, is part of the national Law Day
 celebration of law and justice.
     "This year's theme, 'Protecting the Best Interests of the Child,' is a
 unique opportunity to increase understanding of the issues that face children
 in our legal system," said Catherine Krebs, committee director of the
 Children's Law Committee.  "Children in the legal system may find themselves
 alone drifting through foster care or facing the possibility of permanent
 removal from the educational system.  Lawyers can make a tremendous difference
 in achieving justice for these children.  This Law Day event will educate both
 children and adults about these types of problems, and will kick off a
 national campaign to recruit 2001 pro bono lawyers for this vulnerable
 population."
     District Court of Connecticut Judge Charles Gill, co-founder of the
 National Task Force on Children's Constitutional Rights, will help host a
 variety of Law Day theme-related presentations and activities.
     Students from all area schools have been invited and will have the chance
 to meet and hear from judges, legislators and lawyers on issues of public
 policy and other community concerns regarding kids.  Select students will then
 have a chance to debate these issues.
     Kids for Kid's Law Day participants are encouraged to collect and donate
 stuffed animals at the event.  The stuffed animals will be given to lawyers
 for presentation to child clients who they volunteer to represent.  Lawyers
 interested in registering for this program should call Rhonda Booker at
 303/871-6410 or email at teddybears4kids@hotmail.com .
     ABA Section of Litigation, www.abanet.org/litigation , includes
 approximately 60,000 trial lawyers, judges and others involved in all aspects
 of litigation and the dispute resolution process.  The section is dedicated to
 promoting justice both domestically and internationally and enhancing public
 understanding of and respect for the legal profession.
     The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional
 membership organization in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA
 provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information
 about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and
 initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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