Celebrate Constitution Day!

In the spirit of Constitution Day and to aid in the fulfillment of Public Law 108-447 Sec. 111 Division J - SEC. 111(b), the State Bar Young Lawyers Division organizes a public education program that provides participating New Mexico fifth-grade classes with U.S. Constitution booklets to keep and an educational lesson from a New Mexico attorney.
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 and we will celebrate during the week of Sept. 11-15, 2017. See below  to sign-up to celebrate with us!

For Educators

Thank you for your interest in the YLD's Constitution Day program! Our volunteer attorneys look forward to adding your class to the 33,000 New Mexico students that have been served during this program's lifetime.

The YLD Constitution Day program can accommodate single class presentations or assembly-style presentations for multiple classes or entire grades. Prior to signing-up please discuss the program with your school's fifth-grade teacher(s) to determine:
1) the number of presentations the school will require;
2) the primary teacher contact for each class or group of classes;
3) the approximate number students that will participate in each class or group of classes; and
4) the special needs of any students participating.

Contact Breanna Henley at bhenley@nmbar.org or 505-797-6039 to participate.

For Volunteer Attorneys

Thank you for earning pro bono hours by providing this valuable service to New Mexico's youth! The YLD looks forward to your participation.

There is no set curriculum for the Constitution Day presentation you will conduct. CLICK HERE for advice on what to expect and to view sample lesson materials to help develop your presentation.


Contact Breanna Henley, State Bar member services coordinator, at bhenley@nmbar.org or 505-797-6039.

Constitution Day 2016