GCBA's Law Day Celebration

The Genesee County Bar Association will celebrate National Law Day U.S.A. with many activities which represent the GCBA’s rich history of contributions and service to our community. Our theme is “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.” The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified nearly 150 years ago, guarantees the rights of due process and equality under the law. Through this amendment, most of the protections in the Bill of Rights became enforceable against the states for the first time. It also defined citizenship and barred states from denying any citizen the privileges and immunities of citizenship. This year’s Law Day theme provides an opportunity to explore how the Fourteenth Amendment has transformed American law and society and furthered the cause of assuring liberty and justice for all.

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Law Day Luncheon, Masonic Temple Downtown Flint

Recognition will be given to each school participating in  he Mock Trials that afternoon. The luncheon will also honor Springview Elementary School teacher Aisha Sherwood and Seymour Elementary School teacher Kristen Mignery with the Golden Apple Award (presented for exemplary work in promoting law-related education); Claire McClinton and Christopher Flores, will be given the Liberty Bell Award (presented for their exemplary manner to the administration and cause of justice in the community); and the Crime Victims’ Advocate award will be presented by Prosecutor S. David Leyton to an individual who advocates on behalf of victims of crime.

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

High School Mock Trials, Genesee County Circuit Court

High School Mock Trial teams will argue a case before area judges. The teams have prepared for the case with the help of a teacher and attorney advisors. Participating schools are:


Goodrich     Grand Blanc CSS     Hon. Duncan Beagle

Powers Catholic     Davison     Hon. F. Kay Behm

Lakeville     Faith     Hon. Archie L. Hayman

Lake Fenton     Swartz Creek     Hon. Michael J. Theile


The GCBA sponsors an Annual Law Day Coloring Poster contest to all 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Genesee County. Winning posters will be displayed at the Genesee County Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Luncheon, on our website, and are on the cover of the March/April issue of our bimonthly magazine Bar Beat. All submissions will be displayed beginning May 3rd at the Flint Public Library (Main Reading Room) and will remain on display until May 30th.
For further information about any of these events, you may contact the Genesee County Bar Association at (810) 232-6012.