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April 27, 2012
Supreme Court Justices to Recognize Law Day

The justices of the Supreme Court of Ohio are joining in on Law Day celebrations across the state, and Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has released a video statement calling on Ohioans “to take a moment this May 1 to consider the importance of the rule of law.”

In 1957, American Bar Association President Charles S. Rhyne envisioned a special day 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, “No Courts. No Justice. No Freedom,” comes at a time when courts across Ohio and the nation continue to struggle with budgetary challenges.

“This Law Day is an opportunity for us to recommit ourselves to ensuring that our courts are properly funded,” Chief Justice O’Connor said. “It is an opportunity to see to it that access to justice is universal; that the courthouse doors are open to all; and that we always have fair, impartial, and peaceful venues to resolve our disputes.”

Among the activities in which justices are participating:

For more details on the events listed above, including exact times and locations, please contact the Office of Public Information at 614.387.9250.

For more information about Law Day, visit the American Bar Association’s Web site at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/law_day.html.