|Law Related Education Committee|
The Law-Related Education Committee of the State Bar of Montana provides public information and education on the importance of the rule of law in a civilized society, the legal rights and responsibilities of an individual, and the workings of the legal system.
The committee created and maintains the Law-Related Education Center to:
The Law-Related Education Center has produced a few of its own materials for distribution:
All of our publications can be sent to you in paper or CD-ROM format for a nominal cost. They can also be downloaded in .pdf format for free using the links above.The State Bar of Montana, in coordination with the Law Related Education Committee, has compiled this resource library to assist Veterans in better understanding and accessing the benefits for which they are entitled to, and finding valuable resources in their communities.
Law Day is held on May 1 every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. The ABA promotes Annual Law Day programming, and that association designates a new theme for each year’s events, with activities that vary from year to year.
Law Day 2017 Theme
The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy
The 2017 theme provides the opportunity to explore the many ways that the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society. Through its Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection clauses, this transformative amendment advanced the rights of all Americans. It also played a pivotal role in extending the reach of the Bill of Rights to the states. Ratified during Reconstruction a century and a half ago, the Fourteenth Amendment serves as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation, the foundation for numerous federal court decisions protecting fundamental rights, and a source of inspiration for all those who advocate for equal justice under law.
In Montana, local bar associations hold Law Day events, which the LREC helps promote. Interested in putting on your own Law Day events? Look to the ABA's 2017 Law Day Planning Guide for inspiration.
Find out more about ABA's Law Day 2017 activities and materials.
MSU Extension MontGuides
Montana State University Extension produces dozens of guides to help guide Montanans through decisions on a wide variety of topics. MontGuides are broken down into three categories: Family Financial Topics; Personal and Social Well-Being; and Family and Parenting. Many are available online, but some are hard-copy only. See the full list of MSU Extension MontGuides.
Contact the committee:
Brenda Wahler, chair
Joe Menden, communications