2018 BALC Law Day Luncheon
Tuesday, May 1st at 12 PM
BALC Members and Guests are invited to attend this annual event at The Bar Association of Lehigh County.
Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom
The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches—Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court. It also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and outlines how they interact. These three separate branches share power, and each branch serves as a check on the power of the others. “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” James Madison explained in Federalist 51. Why? Madison believed that the Constitution’s principles of separation of powers and checks and balances preserve political liberty. They provide a framework for freedom. Yet, this framework is not self-executing. We the people must continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures, preserving our liberties and advancing our rights. The Law Day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for ourselves and our posterity.
$23 Per Person (Open Seating) $184 Per Table of 8 (Reserved)
$230 Per Table of 10 (Reserved, Only 4 Available)
Please call in. RSVP to Karen at 610-433-6204 x 12
RSVP deadline: COB April 26th
Please plan on attending this luncheon. As in years’ past, the Law Day Committee of the Bar Association of Lehigh County will be presenting the “Liberty Bell Award” to one deserving recipient.
The Community Service Committee will recognize Valor Clinic Foundation and Semper Fi Funds as the recipients of the Annual Holiday Drive.
The Law Day Committee is currently seeking volunteers willing to discuss the Law Day theme and legal careers with high school students on the morning of May 1st. Any interested members, please contact Rebecca Young at firstname.lastname@example.org