Is your law firm or local bar association making plans to commemorate Law Day this year? Law Day is on May 1st every year. The theme for Law Day 2012 is "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom," emphasizing the importance of the courts and their role in ensuring access to justice for all.
The idea for Law Day originated with American Bar Association (ABA) President Charles S. Rhyne in 1957, who envisioned a national day to mark the commitment to the rule of law. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the first Law Day, and in 1961 Congress issued a joint resolution establishing May 1 as the official day for celebrating Law Day.
The ABA has prepared a Law Day 2012 Planning Guide that can help you, your firm, or your bar association with preparing for Law Day activities, events, and public presentations. To obtain a free copy of the guide, click here.