Law Day is a day set aside each year to celebrate the rule of law. May 1 is the official date, but many celebrations take place before and after that date throughout the U.S by Bar associations and legal organizations.
This year’s Law Day theme is “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.”
Ratified nearly 150 years ago, it guarantees the rights of due process and equality under the law. Through this amendment, most of the protections in the Bill of Rights became enforceable against the states for the first time.
It also defined citizenship and barred states from denying any citizen the privileges and immunities of citizenship.
The Jacksonville Bar Association has kicked off its Law Week festivities with a school supply and toiletries drive.
The school supplies needed for West Riverside Elementary School include watercolors, markers, sharpened color pencils, clay and clay marking tools, specialty art paper (drawing, watercolor, etc.) and construction paper.
Toiletries will be donated to Downtown Ecumenical Services.
The organization accepts full or travel size personal care items such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, perfume, lotion, tissues, and shaving supplies.
How to donate
Collection boxes are in place at the following locations:
Driver, McAfee, Peek & Hawthorne, 1 Independent Drive, Suite 1200
Foley & Lardner. 1 Independent Drive Suite, 1300
The Jacksonville Bar Association, 1 Independent Drive, Suite 2201
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, 126 W. Adams St.
Marks Gray, 1200 Riverplace Blvd., Suite 800
Rogers Towers, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Suite 1500
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, 225 Water St., Suite 1750
Smith Hulsey, 225 Water St., Suite 1800
Lewis Longman & Walker, 245 Riverside Ave., Suite 150
Law Office of Candyce King, 2219 Park St.
EverBank, 301 W. Bay St.
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, 400 W. Bay St., Suite 1015
Public Defender’s Office, 407 N. Laura St.
Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300
Nelson Mullins, 50 N. Laura St., 41st floor
Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight and Jones, 501 W. Bay St,. Suite 200
Bank of America, 9000 Southside Blvd., Building 200
For the schedule of JBA Law Day events, visit jaxbar.org.