Monday, April 28, 2008
May 1 is celebrated as Law Day in the United States. It was created in 1957 (or thereabouts) to promote citizen awareness and support for the rule of law in the United States. It was also a response to the Soviet Union and other countries with May Day celebrations.
The American Bar Association and state and local bar associations celebrate Law Day in various ways, including public educational panels, television shows on legal issues, and square dancing. (OK, maybe not that last one.)
We wish you all a happy Law Day now. We celebrate your role in helping to create new, skilled lawyers and legal advocates who will help to make the world a better place. Wish your students a Happy Law Day, and your colleagues as well.
I am proud to live in a wonderful country. I am proud to be part of a strong and wonderful tradition. And I wish all of you a HAPPY LAW DAY!