April 25, 2018

ABA president to discuss separation of powers with law librarian of Congress at Law Day event

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2018 —  American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass will discuss the 60th Anniversary of Law Day and the theme, “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom,” with Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez, as part of the library’s Law Day event on May 1 at 3 p.m. ET.

The ABA will celebrate Law Day in Washington, D.C.,  with two other programs on Tuesday, May 1 —  a student dialogue  on the separation of powers at 10 a.m. at the United States Navy Memorial, followed by  the 16th Annual Leon Jaworski Public Program at 6 p.m. at the National Press Club.

What:  
Law Day 2018 Lecture
Presented by The Law Library of Congress and the
ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress

When: 
Tuesday, May 1

Where:
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
LJ-119, First Floor
Washington, D.C. 20540

The public can register for the program here.

To view ABA President Hilarie Bass Law Day video message, click here.

The event is free and open to members of the media. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo @ Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org or 202-662-1039.

About Law Day     

Envisioned in 1957 by then-ABA President Charles S. Rhyne as a national day to recognize the country’s commitment to the rule of law, Law Day was established by President Dwight Eisenhower the following year. Congress issued a joint resolution in 1961 designating May 1 as the official Law Day. Many civic groups and bar associations celebrate with a month of programs, presentations and events. Visit the ABA’s Law Day website (LawDay.org) for Law Day resources and visit the 2018 event calendar to learn about Law Day programs scheduled throughout the country.

Go to www.abalegalfactcheck.com for the ABA’s new feature that cites case and statutory law and other legal precedents to distinguish legal fact from fiction.

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