WASHINGTON, June 16, 2015 — Palmer G. Vance II, a partner at Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC in Lexington, Ky., was part of an American Bar Association delegation that participated in the five-day celebration in London and Runnymede of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.Read More »
Refo, who serves as chair of the ABA House of Delegates, introduced Andrew Caplen, president of the Law Society of England and Wales, during the June 11 opening of the ABA London Sessions at Westminster Central Hall (click here for picture).
“We are honored that President Caplen has joined us to mark this momentous occasion, the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta,” Refo said.
The London Sessions, which ran from June 11-15, were the culmination of a yearlong celebration of the historic charter. The celebration featured preeminent speakers and 16 continuing legal education programs that focused on the Great Charter’s impact and relevance on the rule of law today.
Refo was present at Monday’s morning-long Magna Carta anniversary celebration, where she met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (click here and here for pictures). The morning’s events, attended by more than 4,000 guests, were followed by a rededication ceremony of the newly refurbished ABA Memorial, which was erected in 1957 to honor the legacy of Magna Carta and the principles of justice it represents.
ABA President William C. Hubbard led the rededication ceremony, which was attended by dignitaries including Princess Anne (click here and here for pictures), United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.
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