Judges, attorneys offer free legal advice, speak to classes on Law DayJudges and attorneys will trade the courtroom for the classroom Wednesday during Law Day.
Judges and attorneys will trade the courtroom for the classroom Wednesday during Law Day. Locally, Douglas County Circuit Court Judge Kelly Thimm and area attorneys will speak at Superior Schools regarding Law Day.
This year’s Law Day theme is “Realize the Dream: Equality for All.” The theme “gives us the opportunity to reflect upon the importance of equality under the law and of our nation’s guaranty of freedom for all,” said Thimm.
Wednesday afternoon, members of the public can get their law questions answered during a free event at the Superior Public Library. From noon to 5 p.m., attorney Ted Salzer and other Douglas County attorneys will staff an informational table at the library. The attorneys will provide free information and answers to citizens’ legal questions.
Law Day is a day dedicated to teaching and reflecting on the importance of the justice system, and what it means to American citizens. It was originally conceived in 1957 when American Bar Association President Charles Rhynes envisioned a special national day to mark our commitment to the rule of law. The following year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the first Law Day. Law Day was made official in 1961 when Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day.