Law Day celebration and essay contest

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Edgard – The 40th Judicial District Court will host its annual Law Day Celebration on May 10, at 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Edgard. The 2013 Law Day theme, “Safe St. John: Playing Your Part in the Fight against Violent Crime in St. John Parish,” provides an outstanding opportunity for the youth of St. John the Baptist Parish to get involved in the fight against violent crime in our community.
Various community leaders will participate in the program including St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Michael Tregre and Parish President Natalie Robottom.
In connection with the Law Day Celebration, the 40th Judicial District Court has announced the 2013 Law Day Essay Contest, which invites local students to submit a 500-word essay expressing ideas and opinions on what can be done to eliminate violent crime in the community. The essay contest is open to all students in St. John Parish schools in grades six through eight. The deadline for essay submissions is April 30.
The first, second and third place essay contest winners will be recognized at the Law Day Celebration on May 10. In addition, the top three essays will be published in the May 15, edition of The L’Observateur.
Each May, the 40th Judicial District Court observes Law Day to commemorate the rule of law, the judiciary and its place in American society.  
The public is encouraged to come out and participate in the Law Day Celebration. For more information, contact B. Marianne Wise at 985-331-4555.