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Law Day 2016

Law Day, held annually on May 1, is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. This celebration underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. Law Day also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of courts in this democracy and the importance of jury service to maintaining the integrity of the courts.

In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through countless recitations in films and television shows. Yet Miranda is only part of the story when it comes to the procedures for ensuring justice. The 2016 Law Day theme — Miranda: More than Words — will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.

Theme of Law Day 2016 - Miranda: More than Words
Theme of Law Day 2016 - Miranda: More than Words

Chief Judge Gail S. Tusan welcomes students
Chief Judge Gail S. Tusan welcomes 250 Fulton County middle school students to Law Day 2016.

Fulton County middle school students arrive
Fulton County middle school students arrive for the Law Day 2016 celebration.

Attorney BJ Bernstein interacts with the students
Law Day presenter Attorney BJ Bernstein interacts with the students during her “Know Your Rights” presentation.

Atlanta Police Department District 6 Zone Commander, Major Timothy D. Peek
Law Day presenter Atlanta Police Department District 6 Zone Commander, Major Timothy D. Peek.

Superior Court of Fulton County Judge Jane Barwick
Law Day Committee Chairperson, Superior Court of Fulton County Judge Jane Barwick.

Students participate in skit
Law Day presenter from Emory University School of Law engages students in their “Know Your Rights” skit presentation.

Students eat lunch
Fulton County students enjoy lunch in the atrium of the Fulton County Government Center at the conclusion of Law Day 2016.

Group Picture
2016 Future Leaders of America high school student scholarship winners. (From l-r) Deputy Chief Judge T. Jackson Bedford, Jr., Cheyenne Love, Gabriela Flores, Anne Hardin, Nathan Buffington, Natalie Peek, Patrick Longhi and Law Day Chairperson Judge Jane Barwick. Photo courtesy of John Disney/Daily Report.







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