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OCBA Law Day 5k Runs Away with It!

ORLANDO, FL… On April 7, 2018, Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) members and friends took part in the 4th Annual Law Day 5k in beautiful Baldwin Park in Orlando.

Bright and early on the sunny Saturday morning, more than 300 people turned out to celebrate the American Bar Association’s Law Day by running in the 5k, which benefited the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. and the OCBA Foundation.

The 2018 Law Day theme, Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom, inspired students from throughout the Orange County Public School system to submit designs for the race finisher medal. The winning design, created by Victor Javier Aponte, Jr., a 10th grader at East River High School, was embossed on the medal, which was given to all race participants.

The Honorable Dan Traver of the Ninth Judicial Circuit “took home the gold” for overall male open winner, OCBA member winner, and judge winner.

The OCBA’s Law Day program, which spans several months of activities, is the recipient of the American Bar Association’s 2017 Best Student Program award.

The Orange County Bar Association, founded in 1933, is a voluntary professional association comprised of 3,400 judges, attorneys, and other legal professionals.  The bar is dedicated to serving the needs of its members and the community through a wide variety of education and outreach programs, including the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc., and the Orange County Bar Association Foundation, Inc. As a requirement of membership, OCBA attorneys must accept two pro bono cases per year from the Legal Aid Society, participate in Legal Aid Society projects, or pay a fee in lieu thereof. The OCBA is the only voluntary bar in the country that requires such a commitment of its members. It reflects the bar’s deeply held conviction to provide access to justice for all.