Dane County Bar to Celebrate Law Day on May 1, 2013

On the first day of May every year, local bar associations across the country celebrate Law Day, a nationally recognized day celebrating our nation’s commitment to justice and the rule of law.  According to the American Bar Association (ABA), Law Day was first celebrated in 1958, after being established by then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Three years later, in 1961, Congress issued a joint resolution officially declaring May 1 the official date for Law Day.

Each year, a Law Day theme is chosen, and activities are planned which forward the message of that theme.  This year’s theme is “Realizing the Dream – Equality for All.”  To celebrate Law Day, on May 1, 2013, the Dane County Bar Association (DCBA) is hosting an open house at the Dane County Courthouse which includes a variety of activities, including a community mock trial, free legal consultations, free CLE courses for attorneys, and more.

For more information about this year’s Law Day events, please visit:

http://www.dcba.net/programs/lawday13.pdf.

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