FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2016
Law Day Celebrations Planned in Courthouses Across the State
In recognition of Law Day 2016, students across the Commonwealth will participate in educational activities teaching them more about the law and the judicial branch of government, and will have an opportunity to interact with judges, lawyers, law clerks and other court officials.
Law Day was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958 as a day to recognize the principles of government under the law, and the nation’s rich heritage of liberty and justice. Celebrations commemorating Law Day take place every May in courthouses throughout Massachusetts and the United States.
The following courts will have activities on Friday, April 29:
Hosted by the Plymouth County Bar Association, the theme of the day will be "Miranda: More than Words." The day-long program involves approximately 150 local high school students, who will participate in a variety of activities including a mock trial that are designed to educate about the rule of law in an evolving democratic society, and highlight the American justice system. District Court Chief Justice Paul C. Dawley will speak during the morning portion of the program.
The following courts will have activities on Monday, May 2
The following courts will have activities on Tuesday, May 3:
The following courts will have activities on Friday, May 6:
The following will have activities on May 11:
Boston Municipal Court-East Boston, 37 Meridian Street, from 5:30 p.m. First Justice John M. McDonald will preside over a Law Day Mock Trial, followed by Law Day Awards Ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. in the First Session Courtroom.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT John Adams Courthouse One Pemberton Square Boston, Massachusetts 02108 MEDIA ADVISORY
CONTACT: Jennifer Donahue/Erika Gully-Santiago