Approximately 400 8th grade students from Whatcom Middle School and Fairhaven Middle School will participate in “Law Day” sessions sponsored by Bellingham Municipal Court during the month of May.
Bellingham Municipal Court Judge Debra Lev will preside over Law Day activities designed to give students real life court experience. The students will attend court sessions on various dates between May 2nd and 20th at Bellingham Municipal Court, 2014 C Street.
”It's a wonderful opportunity for these students to see their city court in action and observe firsthand how the constitutional concepts that they are currently studying in school are applied to actual criminal cases,” Lev said.
Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law, recognized by courts, bar associations, and attorney generals across the United States. This year's theme, chosen by the American Bar Association, is “Miranda: More than Words” marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark case of Miranda v. Arizona.
On March 23, 2016 Mayor Kelli Linville signed the Mayoral Proclamation declaring May 1st to be “Law Day” in the City of Bellingham.