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JUSTICE FOR ALL, ALL FOR JUSTICE FOCUS OF 1993 LAW DAY

 CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Children and adults across the country will spend May 1 learning more about our justice system and about the law in honor of Law Day U.S.A. 1993, sponsored by the American Bar Association.
 This year's theme, "All for Justice, Justice for All," marks the 36th annual celebration of Law Day. Classrooms, courthouses, libraries, churches and civic organizations in addition to law firms and state and local bar associations across the country will celebrate and reflect on our legal heritage, the role of law and the rights we enjoy under our Constitution.
 Activities include mock trials, debates, essays and poster contests and films sponsored for a varied audiences. Free legal counseling at shopping mall booths and on radio and television is also offered by thousands of volunteer attorneys, as are thousands of community service projects.
 Here's just a sample of the many programs planned for the week of May 1:
 -- The Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section will sponsor a Clothing and Sundry Drive for the Battered Women's Society in Dade County, Fla.
 -- The Oregon State Bar in Lake Osewego, Ore., will co-sponsor a public information seminar on health care decisions and the law. Local doctors and lawyers will provide information about the different measures taken in situations where patients are unable to communicate.
 -- The Illinois State Bar Association will sponsor Ask A Lawyer Day, featuring volunteer lawyers who, through a toll-free number, will discuss any legal issue at no cost.
 -- The Baltimore Bar Association will be sending "teams" of over 200 lawyers to the public schools in Baltimore to discuss the importance of Law Day, and of our justice system.
 -- The Palm Beach County Bar Association in West Palm Beach, Fla., will hold blood drives in courthouses in Palm Beach County.
 -- In New Brunswick, N.J., the New Jersey State Bar Foundation will co-sponsor ten free "Court Night" programs with 13 of New Jersey's county bar associations. Each county courthouse will be open to the public, and judges, attorneys and court administrators will explain how the justice system works.
 -- The Legal Line, sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, in Houston, Texas, will also offer free legal advice over the phone by over 50 volunteer attorneys.
 -- In Saginaw, Mich., the Saginaw County Bar Association will sponsor a billboard contest for high school students based on this year's Law Day theme, "All for Justice, Justice for All," with winners receiving a U.S. Savings Bond.
 For more information about Law Day U.S.A. in your community, contact your local bar association.
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 /CONTACT: Peggy O'Carroll of the ABA, 312-988-6137/


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