The Penobscot County Bar Association is now accepting entries for its annual essay/poster contest from students who are in grades 9-12 (in a school in the county or homeschooled).

Entries may be in the form of an essay or poster about the following topic: “This year, the Magna Carta celebrates its 800th birthday, and is widely recognized as the founding document for our modern liberties. Many parts of the Magna Carta have been adopted as basic human rights: the right to a jury trial of your peers, the right against unlawful search and seizure, the right to travel, and the right of due process, to name a few. We are now living in a great digital age, an age for which we have no legal precedence. With our government facing important decisions that could affect how we use and access digital media, the foundation of law becomes even more important., Using the Magna Carta and our Bill of Rights as guideposts,what in our digital lives would you strive to protect as ‘rights’ in a Digital Bill of Rights? What makes there ‘rights’ so important that you would make them essential to our digital existence?”

Information and contest rules may be picked up at area high schools or from Candace Augustine, Esq., at Gross, Minksy and Mogul, 23 Water Street, Bangor. For more information call Augustine at 942-4644.

The deadline for entries is April 16.

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