Constitution Day event Sept. 20

Henderson State University will observe Constitution Day Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a presentation by Arkadelphia attorney Alan LeVar. The program, entitled The 6th and 7th Amendments and the Right of Trial by Jury, will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall.

LeVar has practiced law since 1996 and has served as a public defender, prosecutor and municipal court judge. He is now in private practice with The Law Offices of Alan LeVar, which has offices in Arkadelphia, Little Rock and Conway, and represents victims in motor vehicle wrecks. 

He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and also a member of The American Association for Justice and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. 

LeVar is a graduate of Arkadelphia High School, Brigham Young University, and the University of Arkansas School of Law. He also served as a church missionary in South Africa for two years, living in that country as it transitioned into a true democracy.

His father, Dr. Jeddy LeVar, taught Constitutional law and American Government at Henderson for 30 years.

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on Sept. 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented locally by Henderson State’s Social Sciences Department. For more information, call 870-230-5230, or email bowdenm@hsu.edu.