Law Day 2020
2020 Virtual Law Day Student Program
In the midst of a pandemic, the purpose of this year’s program is to continue to foster community engagement and provide educational resources online in efforts to ensure the safety of our court staff and the public.
Our award winning law day student program features various online activities to celebrate this year’s theme “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: the 19th Amendment at 100.” This year, students will have access to a Women’s Suffrage Bingo, word search activities, and an online scavenger hunt. Additionally, elementary, middle, and high school students will also have an opportunity to enter into an art contest.
The Women’s Suffrage Movement
Suffrage is defined as the right to vote in political elections. In the 1700’s and 1800’s women did not have the right to vote in the United States. The woman suffrage movement is considered to have formally started in 1848 with a women’s rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York. The women’s suffrage movement’s goal was to allow women the right to vote in local, state and federal elections.
Over the course of the next 72 years women suffrage advocates tirelessly worked to educate the public to raise awareness about women’s right to vote. Some of the early leaders in this movement were Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Paul and many others. These women and many others nationally continuously lobbied Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to allow women the right to vote. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States constitution finally allowing women the right to vote was ratified.
Our outreach effort is designed to make the work of the San Bernardino County Superior Court more transparent to the communities we serve.
We do this through our speaker’s bureau, in which members of the judiciary are available to speak to groups of students and adults, to educate them on the value of community participation within the judicial system and the essential role that a strong and independent court system plays in our society.
The speaker’s bureau is comprised of both judges and commissioners, who give presentations at schools, service clubs and organizations, chamber of commerce meetings, community action groups and other public functions. Topics range from jury service and family law to the roles that courts and judges play in our judicial system.
If you are interested in having someone from the Superior Court of San Bernardino County speak to your group or organization, please complete the form below.