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Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco will be the featured speaker as Lakeland College commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
DeCecco will speak about The Bill of Rights in challenging times on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. in the Bradley Fine Arts Building. His lecture is free and open to the public.
A 2004 federal law designated Sept. 17, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
DeCecco was first elected Sheboygan County's district attorney in 2002, and he supervises seven attorneys and 15 support staff and is responsible for prosecution of all crimes committed in Sheboygan County.
He served as assistant district attorney in Sheboygan County from 1989-2002, and previously has worked as an emergency room technician, industrial radiation auditor and was in West Africa with the U.S. Peace Corps from 1972-74.
He has taught criminal law as an adjunct instructor for Lakeland College since 2005 and also teaches for Lakeshore Technical College.
He graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in political science, and earned his law degree from the UW-Madison Law School in 1989.