National Law Day - Defined
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Law day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. Law Day also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of courts in this democracy and the importance of jury service to maintaining the integrity of the courts.
National Law Day Timeline:
It should be noted that long before President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared May 1 to be Law Day, the first day of May was known as May Day: a day to remember the struggles of workers who were killed or oppressed in their fight for better wages and working conditions.
National Law Day Celebrations:
May 1 is the official Law Day date, but many celebrations take place either before or after that date. In fact, some bar associations are known to implement and celebrate via Law Week.
Many Law Day programs are designed and developed throughout the United States, These programs help people to understand how law keeps us free and how our legal system strives to achieve justice.
Law Day programs may be conducted by local attorney bar groups, courts, schools, youth groups, and community organizations, just to name a few. Anyone or any group that wants to spread the important message of the crucial role of the rule of law and the legal process in protecting freedom has the potential to put on a Law Day program.
Click Here for your Free National Law Day Planning Guide from the American Bar Association.
For more information on National Law Day, please visit their website at www.lawday.org.
"i diligunt legem"
"i diligunt legem" is the Latin phrase for "I Love the Law." This blog is created out of my love for the law and my desire to give back to my community.