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Gig Harbor Municipal Court Celebrates Law Day 2016

Poster & Easy Essay Contests Featuring $300 Cash Prizes

Gig Harbor, Wash., February 29th, 2016 - Gig Harbor Municipal Court and the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound are joining the American Bar Association in the celebration of National Law Day 2016 with a local Poster & Essay Contest. Gig Harbor students K-12 are invited to participate by submitting an essay of 300 words maximum OR a poster no larger than 8 1/2” x 11” reflecting this year’s Law Day theme, “Miranda: More Than Words”. The winning selections and prizes will be presented at the City Council Meeting on April 25th at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, located at 3510 Grandview Street. Students, parents, families, and the public are invited to attend.

In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning, which was developed in response to this landmark ruling, apprises suspects being interrogated by police of their right to remain silent and their right to legal representation. This year’s theme provides an opportunity to explore our criminal justice system and the importance of procedural fairness and equal justice under the law. We at Gig Harbor Municipal Court hope to spark interest and inspiration for local students, grades K-12, to participate in this event.

Entries are due by April 8th. Entries will be accepted at the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound and the Gig Harbor Civic Center between the hours of 8am and 5pm, and will be on display in the Civic Center during the month of April. More details about the contest are available at www.gigharborlawday.com. This event is made possible by donations and support from the following local sponsors: The Jaycox Benevolent Fund, Boy & Girls Club of South Puget Sound, and Gene Lynn Investments.

For additional information contact Stacy Colberg, Court Administrator (253) 853-7619.

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Contact: Karen Scott, City of Gig Harbor
Tourism & Communications Director
(253) 853-3554
scottk@cityofgigharbor.net
www.gigharborguide.com