Law Day event taking place at Detroit federal courthouse

The U.S. District Court, the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Wolverine Bar Association are jointly hosting a Law Day open house on Monday, May 1.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Theodore Levin U.S. District Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette in Detroit.

The theme of Law Day 2017 is “The 14th Amendment/Transforming American Democracy.”

The complimentary program is open to the public and includes an “Ask the Lawyer” pro bono component; courthouse tours; free hotdogs, chips, and cookies; and agency displays and handouts.

Several agencies are participating in Law Day including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Coast Guard; Consumer Bankruptcy Association; Court Historical Society; Drug Enforcement Agency; FBI; Federal Defenders Office; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; IRS; U.S. Attorney’s Office; U.S. District Court; U.S. Probation Department; U.S. Pretrial Services Agency; the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department; and more.

For additional information, visit the court’s website at or call the court administrator’s office at 313.234.5051.