Law Month in the Learning Commons!

Students learn about Miranda Rights to prepare for Law Day

Law Day

Each year, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association hosts a poster contest for 2nd-5th grade students pertaining to a legal topic. This year's theme is Miranda Rights - More than Words. Mrs. Garrett is bringing in seven local attorneys from varying backgrounds to speak to the classes about their careers and the importance of Miranda Rights.
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Details About the Poster Contest

Deadline for Entries: Friday March 25, 2016 - Return to Mrs. Garrett in the Learning Commons


Open to students in grades 2-5

A highlight of the annual SMBA Law Day Celebration is the unveiling of the winners of the poster contest. Prizes will be awarded at the Law Day Art Awards Ceremony and Reception (more information)

The Poster Entries will be displayed at the Law Day Art Exhibit from April 8- May 1, 2016.

Instructions and rules:

Create a poster that illustrates the law day theme.
• Posters should be submitted on 8.5 x 11 white paper.


Submissions must include name, school, grade, home address, phone number, and parent/guardian email (on the back).


Prizes will be awarded at the Law Day Art Awards Ceremony and Reception (more information)

First place: $100 to the student

Second place: $75 to the student

Third place: $50 to the student

Honorable mention ribbons will be awarded to ten semifinalists.

All entries become the property of the SMBA and may be used by the association as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion. By entering your copyright and all other rights, title and interest are assigned to the SMBA. Winning posters may be reproduced and published, along with the artists’ names, and used for current and future Law Day promotions. Direct questions concerning the poster contest to the SMBA office at 417 831-2783.