Law Day 2015: Magna Carta – symbol of freedom under the law
To the legal community, May 1 is more than just the promise of wildflowers and sunshine. The first of May is Law Day; it is a celebration of the role nomocracy plays in everyday American lives and the importance of the law in our country. President Eisenhower declared May 1st Law Day in 1958, and from its inception it has been marked by events honoring what the law represents.
The American Bar Association designated this year’s theme to be: “Magna Carta – Symbol of Freedom Under the Law.” In keeping with tradition, institutions nationwide will be hosting and participating in programs dedicated to honoring this special day while incorporating the theme.
On Friday, Merced Superior Court will host its annual event. Students from surrounding local high schools created murals that represented the Law Day theme. The murals will be showcased at 11:45 a.m. in the court’s lobby. If you are interested in participating in this event, you can read more here.
The Fresno Bar Association is joining in the festivities and will be hosting Law Day at Courthouse Park from 12 – 1:30 p.m. The event is free to the public.
To learn about more Law Day events taking place near you and how to incorporate the celebration into your own office, visit the American Bar Association website.