Thursday, April 11, 2013

Law Day 2013

Established by Proclamation in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Law Day is a national day to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms we Americans enjoy.
Each year Law Day events and programs are planned and carried out by bar associations, courts, and various educational entities. The American Bar Association  selects a theme each year for Law Day events.  This year's theme: 'Realizing the Dream:  Equality for All' marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Notable Law Day events in your area…………

The Law Day Committee of the Worcester County Bar Association is sponsoring their annual Dial-A-Lawyer Program. On Monday, April 22, 2013 and Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. volunteer attorneys will be available to answer legal questions from the public.  Click on the link above for those important numbers. 

The Worcester County Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Breakfast with guest speaker Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.  May 1, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. at the Coral Seafood Restaurant, 225 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604.
Register by April 23, 2013. 

Special sitting of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.   May 1, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Worcester Superior Court, 225 Main Street, Courtroom 22, Worcester, MA 01608. 

The Plymouth District Bar Association is hosting a full day of events including a mock trial with opening remarks from  Senate President Therese Murray; as well as an afternoon seminar free to PDBA members. Membership festivities will conclude with a meeting at the Plymouth Country Club beginning at 5:30 p.m. The activities commence on May 1, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Plymouth District Court, 52 Obery Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.

The Lawrence Bar Association is again sponsoring their annual speech contest at 2:00 p.m. at Lawrence District Court, 2 Appleton Street, Lawrence, MA 01840.    Events conclude with dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Sal's Restaurant, Lawrence, MA  01840.  At that time the LBA will present the Leadership Award to the Hon. Mark Newman, Assoc. Justice of Essex County Juvenile Court.