Law Day & Liberty Bell Dinner
Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom
Monday, April 30, 2018
5:00 p.m. Social Hour
5:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
Eaglemont Golf Course, Mount Vernon, WA
Keynote Speaker: Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst
Featuring the Liberty Bell Award Ceremony
The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches—Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court. It also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and outlines how they interact. These three separate branches share power, and each branch serves as a check on the power of the others. “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” James Madison explained in Federalist 51. Why? Madison believed that the Constitution’s principles of separation of powers and checks and balances preserve political liberty. They provide a framework for freedom. Yet, this framework is not self-executing. We the people must continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures, preserving our liberties and advancing our rights. The Law Day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for ourselves and our posterity.
The Skagit County Bar Association, the Volunteer Lawyer Program, and the Liberty Bell Award Committee invite all of those involved in law and justice, as well as support staff, and significant others, to attend the 2018 Law Day Dinner and Liberty Bell Award Ceremony.
The Skagit County Bar Association is also pleased to announce that it has invited local high school government teachers and high school students interested in law to attend this special event. Additionally, two students will be part of the program and they will share their personal immigrant stories illustrating how important it is that we are all involved in our countries framework for freedom.
Ticket Information (does not include voluntary donation to the Law Day Clinic):
$65 per person
$260 per Half Table (4 people)
$520 per Full Table (8 people)
(By purchasing a half or full table, your group will have reserved seating)
Be a Special Donor!
Your donation to the Law Day Clinic put on by the Volunteer Lawyer Program makes possible the annual Law Day Clinic, where local attorneys provide free legal advice to over 100 people each year.
Please RSVP and Register NOW using the Registration Link on the SCBA Website!
RSVP and Registration must be received by April 20, 2018
Any questions please contact SCBA's Event Committee's Chair Sarah Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org