A Lawyer & Judge in Every School
Law Day 2014: Friday, May 2
When Love Hurts: Rights, Responsibilities, Realities
A NH Bar Association Program on Teen Dating Violence
Violence in teen dating relationships is widespread and has long-lasting effects. The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.
The statistics are staggering.
• Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
• One in three adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
• One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Help Break the Cycle
This year on Law Day, the NH Bar Association will work to break this harmful cycle by educating young people throughout the state about the rights, responsibilities and realities surrounding teen dating violence through its new program, When Love Hurts.
We need YOU to help break the cycle of intimate partner violence. Learn more
American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters
One of our most cherished national ideals, expressed eloquently by Abraham Lincoln, is "government of the people, by the people, for the people." It is a principle enshrined in our Nation's founding documents, from the Declaration of Independence's assurance that governments derive their powers from the consent of the governed, to the opening three words of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, "We the People."
The right to vote is the very foundation of government by the people. For this reason, striving to establish and protect every citizen's right to vote has been a central theme of American legal and civic history. Much of the struggle on voting rights began decades ago, but the work is far from complete, and a citizen's right to cast a ballot remains at risk today.
As we approach the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 2014 Law Day theme, American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, calls on every American to reflect on the importance of a citizen's right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy.
or visit the Bar Association's Law Day resources page
for lesson plans and more.