Law Day Activities

Law Day Graphic-2023

About Law Day

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th U.S. President, established Law Day as a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law. In 1961 by a joint Congressional resolution, May 1st was designated as the official date for celebrating Law Day in the United States.

On behalf of the Judges of the Circuit Court of Lake County, Chief Judge Mark L. Levitt is pleased to announce the activities planned for Law Day 2022. This year's theme is "Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility and Collaboration." The Constitution is a dynamic document, as it not only outlines a blueprint for government, but also delegates power, articulates rights, and offers mechanisms for change. This year's theme - "Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility and Collaboration."  - reminds all of us that legislation, court rulings, amendments, lawyers, and "we the people" have built upon those original words across generations to attempt to make the "more perfect Union" more real.  That effort continues today, as contemporary leaders and everyday citizens raise their voices as loud as ever to fulfill the promise of the Constitution.  Defining and refining those words of the Constitution might be our oldest national tradition, and how each of us works - together - toward a more perfect Union.

Chief Judge Mark L. Levitt and the Judges of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit are hopeful that the Lake County students will feel inspired to partake in the contests and are looking forward to receiving the entries. 


Grades Activities Details
K - 3
Coloring Contest (PDF)

Coloring Contest is now closed!

4- 6
Poster Contest (PDF)

Poster Contest is now closed!

7- 8
Essay Contest (PDF)

Essay Contest is now closed!

6 - 12 Illustration Contest (PDF)

Illustration Contest is now closed!

High School
Courthouse Complex

The registration cap has been reached! Please contact Angela Vivacqua at or 847-377-3724 with any questions.

Lawyers in the Classroom

The Lake County Bar Association in support of the annual Law Day observance has prepared 4 classroom teaching segments to help bring age-appropriate awareness to areas of the law that impact the lives of young people. These programs focus on dispute resolution, due process, equal protection and the first amendment. More information will be posted when available. For more information, visit the Lawyers in the Classroom webpage.

Award Winners