Event to be held on April 26, 2012
The Maury County Bar Association will host its annual Law Day Celebration on Thursday, April 26, 2012. This year’s featured guest and keynote speaker will be Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade. (You can learn more about Justice Wade by clicking on this link: http://www.tncourts.gov/courts/supreme-court/judges/gary-r-wade).
Law Day is annual event, sponsored by the American Bar Association, which is celebrated nationwide to honor and promote the impact and the role that the legal system plays in the United States. The 2012 Law Day theme, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” underscores the importance of the courts and their role in ensuring access to justice for all Americans.
During the Law Day celebration, the Maury County Bar Association will recognize the 2012 Mock Trial Competition Champions, Columbia Academy, and will be entertained with special music from the Rev. Tommy Vann as well as first grade students at McDowell Elementary School.
The local bar association will also recognize the 2012 Liberty Bell Award recipient. The Liberty Bell Award was established by the American Bar Association more than 40 years ago to acknowledge outstanding community service. The Maury County Bar Association has traditionally presented this award to a layperson who has promoted better understanding of the rule of law, encouraged greater respect for law and the courts, stimulated a sense of civic responsibility, or contributed to good government in the community.
We are real excited about this year’s Law Day ceremony, Chaz Molder the 2012 Law Day Co-Chair said. We are particularly excited to welcome Justice Gary Wade to our community. Justice Wade is a highly regarded member of the judiciary and a true public servant who is, above all else, community minded, Molder said.
The public is invited to attend the event which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd floor in the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia. For more information contact Chaz Molder at 388-4022.