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Allan M. Siegel Invited to Speak at Supreme Court

On May 2, 2008, Partner Allan M. Siegel was invited to speak at the Supreme Court to address the winners of the National Capital Lawyers Auxiliary's Annual Law Day Contest. The essay contest was open to all sixth grade students in the District of Columbia public schools . The theme of the essay contest was "You Make a Difference." It was meant to encourage students to consider their roles, as it relates to the law, in maintaining the freedoms we share while also fortifying the reality that these rights require responsibilities for all residents and citizens. Allan had the honor of joining Supreme Court Justice David Souter on this panel. Allan discussed the importance of the concluding words of the Pledge of Allegiance - "with liberty and justice for all." He emphasized that one way each and every 6th grade student could make a difference is by ensuring that justice was guaranteed to all, by making sure the courthouse doors stayed open to all Americans - rich or poor. However, the highlight of the day was when the 6th grade finalists read portions of their essays to the audience. It is clear that these wonderful students have and will make a difference in our world.