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NYCLA CELEBRATES LAW DAY 2008 ON APRIL 18
APRIL 16, 2008 – NEW YORK, NY – The New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Supreme Court Committee is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its Law Day Luncheon and the 50th Anniversary of Law Day on Friday, April 18 at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, beginning at 11:30 AM by presenting the Capozzoli Gavel Award to the Appellate Division, First Department. Hon. Judith S. Kaye,Chief Judge of the State of New York, will present the award and Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, First Department, will accept the award on behalf of the Court.
Fifty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the nation’s first Law Day as a “day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.” Law Day 2008 explores the meaning of the rule of law, fostering public understanding of the rule of law through discussion of its role in a free society.
The Law Day Luncheon is among the myriad NYCLA events taking place during NYCLA’s Centennial year celebration, which commenced in April 2007 and ends in December 2008. NYCLA (www.nycla.org) was founded in April 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual identity. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.
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