The State Bar Association of North Dakota Summer 2014 Gavel Magazine - Page 8

BISMARCK LAWYER APPOINTED TO ABA COMMITTEE Bismarck lawyer Margaret A. Baune has been appointed the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division Liaison to the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs. Her two-year term commences in August. The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs has the mandate to educate the legal profession concerning alcoholism, chemical dependencies, stress, depression and other emotional health issues, and assist and support all bar associations and lawyer assistance programs in developing and maintaining methods of providing effective solutions for recovery. LAW DAY IN FARGO By: Suzanne Morrison American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters The Cass County Bar Association and the Fargo Federal Courts jointly sponsored a program on voting to celebrate Law Day 2014. The facilitators emphasized the importance of the right to vote for every citizen. A book on voting was read before our teams arrived at the third grade classrooms. Each classroom discussed voting and emphasized that it is the foundation of government by the people. The children, many who are pictured above, worked in groups to do ѡ