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LAW DAY 2006: Liberty Under Law - SEPARATE BRANCHES, BALANCED POWERS Montgomery, January 9, 2006

In a time when the attention of a nation is on both the judicial and executive branches of our government as a new Supreme Court nominee seeks confirmation, the 2006 Law Day theme seems most appropriate. This year's Law Day theme of Liberty Under Law - SEPARATE BRANCHES, BALANCED POWERS focuses on how the branches of our government have their separate powers, but work together for the common good.

The Alabama State Bar will once again offer an opportunity to Alabama students participate in its annual Law Day Poster and Essay Contest.

Tim Lewis and Tommy Klinner, Montgomery attorneys, serve as co-chairs of the Alabama State Bar's Law Day committee. "The poster contest is open to grades K-6 and the essay contest is for grades 7 thorough 12. A total of $1500 in U.S. Savings bonds are awarded to winners and their teachers also receive a monetary gift for use in the classroom," according to Lewis. "We feel that the theme lends itself to a variety of creative opportunities for students through art and essays," Klinner added.

Complete information and entry forms on all Law Day 2006 activities can be found on the Alabama State Bar Web site at www.alabar.org/lawday or call the Alabama State Bar at 800-354-6154, extension 134, for 2006 Law Day Contest entry information.