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Law Day Is Not Lawyers Day

David Giacalone reminds us it's Law Day.
Another May 1st means — among many other things — that we get to celebrate another Law Day.

At this website, May 1st has traditionally meant getting on our highhorse to remind lawyers that “law day is not lawyers day,” while suggesting ways the organized bar could create “a better law day” (by taking steps to put clients’ rights ahead of their own). The American Bar Association has taken over organizing Law Day celebrations, and tells us in this year’s Fact Sheet:
“[Law Day is a] national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share. . . Law Day programs are designed to help people understand how law keeps us free and how our legal system strives to achieve justice.”
Each year, Law Day is given a theme. The 2007 Law Day Theme is “Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy.”
David Giacalone offers more thoughts on Law Day, and a bouquet of May Day poems here.