Fwd: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Hosts Law Day Event for Local Students
Matt Kettmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Date: Mon, May 11, 2015 at 3:36 PM
Subject: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Hosts Law Day Event for Local Students
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Meredith Klassen, United States Bankruptcy Court (Santa Barbara Division)
Telephone: (805) 884-4878
Event Date: Friday, May 8, 2015
U. S. BANKRUPTCY COURT HOSTS ‘LAW DAY POWER LUNCH’ FOR LOCAL STUDENTS
Free event commemorates Law Day 2015
To commemorate Law Day, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court hosted 20 Santa Barbara area students to a Power Lunch. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the first Law Day in 1958 to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law. In 1961, Congress designated May 1st as the official date for celebrating Law Day. The Law Day Power Lunch was a community outreach event at which judges from state and federal courts, lawyers, law enforcement officers, and other professionals met with small groups of students over lunch to share experiences about the law, the legal system, and their careers.
The Law Day event, which was held at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court building on State and Sola Streets, was attended by Bankruptcy Court judges Hon. Peter H. Carroll, Hon. Sandra R. Klein, and Hon. Judge Deborah J. Saltzman. The Santa Barbara County Superior Court judges in attendance were the Hon. Thomas Anderle, Hon. Pauline Maxwell, Hon. James Herman, and the Hon. Donna Geck. Representatives from the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office, the local bar association, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Trustee’s Office, the Federal Protective Service, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court also attended the lunchtime event.
The students, representing San Marcos High School, Dos Pueblos High School, La Colina Junior High School, St. Raphael’s School, and Boy Scout Troop #4 watched a slide show highlighting the judges in attendance, and then listened to a keynote speech by the Honorable Peter H. Carroll highlighting two individuals who influenced his decision to become a federal judge. The students then participated in a game of “Legal Jeopardy”, which was played like the traditional “Jeopardy!” game but with legal categories, and took a tour of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court building. More information on Law Day can be found on the American Bar Association’s website www.americanbar.org.
About the Northern Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court: The Northern Division of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court is one of five divisions that comprise the Central District of California. The division serves the regions of San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, and most of Ventura County. The Northern Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court is served by two active bankruptcy judges and one recalled bankruptcy judge. The courthouse is also shared with a U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge.