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Law Day 2024 Featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin and Steve Scully

Posted on March 25th, 2024 at 11:06 AM

The Erie County Bar Association in partnership with the Jefferson Educational Society will host the Annual Law Day Celebration, which will feature a discussion with Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, moderated by Erie native Steve Scully. This year’s event will occur on Thursday, May 9 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Warner Theatre.

The 2024 Law Day theme “Voices of Democracy” recognizes that in democracies, the people rule. For nearly 250 years, Americans have expressed their political views and wishes by speaking their minds and voting in elections. In 2024, the United States will hold its 60th presidential election, and Americans will address fundamental questions about democracy and the rule of law.

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Before Kearns Goodwin’s moderated discussion, she will meet with local university and high school students, along with their educators. This program affords students and educators an opportunity to hear from and interact directly with Kearns Goodwin.

The cost to attend the event is $75 and includes lunch in the Grand Lobby of the Warner after the program as well as a copy of Kearns Goodwin’s latest book, An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s

See Doris Kearns Goodwin's interview on CBS This Morning 3/24/24 here: Doris Kearns Goodwin's personal history in "An Unfinished Love Story" (

 Registration and payment can be made online at  Reservations are due no later than May 1.

The Erie County Bar Association’s most prestigious annual awards, The Chancellor of the Bar, Liberty Bell, Pro Bono, and Diversity & Inclusion will be presented immediately preceding the moderated discussion.  

The Erie County Bar Association is a not-for-profit professional organization whose members are attorneys and judges in Erie County, Pennsylvania. The ECBA assists members in the practice of law by providing educational opportunities, programs, and services to facilitate the practice of law. The ECBA also provides assistance to the public, particularly through its Lawyer Referral and Information Service.

 The Jefferson Educational Society of Erie (JES) is a non-profit institution founded to promote civic enlightenment, and community progress for the Erie Region through the study, research, discussion, of those ideas and events that have influenced the human condition. JES offers courses, seminars, and lectures which explain the central ideas which have formed the past, assist in exploring the present, and offer guidance to enhance the civic future of the Erie Region.