Judge Michael Aloi Gives Presentation on "Citizenship and the Constitution"

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Hon. Michael Aloi, Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit, Marion County, gave a presentation in commemoration of Constitution Day titled “Citizenship and the Constitution.” The event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Sigma.

The event was from noon to 12:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.

Aloi is a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law and was the only member of his class to receive the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers. He was named the West Virginia Association for Justice Member of the Year. He is the only lawyer in the state to be a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. He is a Martindale Hubble Awardee for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.

To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956 established Constitution Week, to begin each year on September 17, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Convention signed the Constitution. In 2004, Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia included key provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2005 designating September 17 of each year as Constitution Day and requiring public schools and governmental offices to provide educational programs to promote a better understanding of the Constitution.