West Virginia Supreme Court justices participate in Law Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Supreme Court justices are taking part in Law Day activities next week.

The justices will participate in a virtual awards ceremony Monday for the state bar’s Women in the Profession Committee’s Law Day student contests, the court said in a news release.

The contests were open to students across the state and involved essay-writing, poetry, songwriting and performance, poster creation and social media marketing.

After the awards are presented, justices will give a virtual tour of the Supreme Court chamber.

“I hope that events like Law Day encourage more students, especially girls, to see themselves as lawyers or judges in the future, Justice Beth Walker said. “It’s a great way to introduce students to our profession.”

Chief Justice Evan Jenkins praised the committee’s civic education efforts and congratulated the participants in the competition for “outstanding work.”

President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded Law Day in 1958 to celebrate the role of law in the U.S. and promote understanding of the profession.