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Local Bar Associations Recognize Law Day with Help from Supreme Court Justices

Ohio Supreme Court Justices will help draw attention to the day set aside each year to celebrate the U.S. legal system.

President Eisenhower established Law Day in 1958 as a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law. In 1968, Congress designated May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day.

This year’s theme, “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy,” explores how the amendment has reshaped American law and society, according to the American Bar Association.

The ABA further notes in its Law Day 2017 resources: “Through its Citizenship, Due Process, and Equal Protection clauses, this transformative amendment advanced the rights of all Americans. It also played a pivotal role in extending the reach of the Bill of Rights to the states.”

Law Day activities involving Supreme Court justices include:

  • The Lake County Bar Association 41st Annual Law Day Breakfast May 1 in Mentor, which will feature Justice William M. O’Neill as the keynote speaker.
  • The Miami County Bar Association Law Day Celebration May 5 in Troy, which will feature Justice R. Patrick DeWine as the keynote speaker.
  • The Toledo Bar Association Law Day Luncheon on May 5, which will honor recently retired Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger.