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Jax Daily Record Monday, Apr. 17, 201712:00 PM EST

Law Week art supply and toiletries drive underway

by: Ingrid Osborn

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

If you would like to have a collection box, contact Ingrid Osborn at [email protected].gov or Jamie Karpman at [email protected].

For the schedule of JBA Law Day events, visit

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