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MVS gets involved in Law DayApril 28, 2004

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C. attorney Christine Lebron-Dykeman has joined with several other members of the Polk County bar to honor the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. On April 30, Christine will act as the moderator in a reenactment of a portion of the Supreme Court argument in this historic case which will be held in the ceremonial courtroom at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. The event, which will will host a group of school students from schools throughout the Polk County District, will serve to further explain the impact of this important legal decision, both in the immediate desegregation of schools and as a catalyst for the civil rights movement throughout the country.Portions of the reenactment will air on IPTV’s ‘Living in Iowa’ during the first week of May. Beginning May 17, 2004, the re-enactment of the proceedings will be transmitted in its entirety on the Iowa Communications Network for viewing by Iowa’s school children. The following day, May 1, marks the 46th anniversary of Law Day. McKee, Voorhees & Sease is proud to participate in the Polk County Bar Association’s (PCBA) Law Day events. MVS attorney Mark Hansing is a member of the board of directors. For the third year in a row, PCBA is holding an art and poetry contest for sixth through 12th grade students. This year’s theme, ‘To Win Equality by Law’, recognizes the 50th anniversary of the desegregation decision made in Brown v. Board of Education. All Polk County students are invited to submit their work. Winners will then be invited to attend PCBA’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 11. MVS is proud to participate in sponsoring a local student, teacher and parent’s attendance to the meeting. Law Day was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and is designed to raise awareness among youth to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality.

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