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Supreme Court Invites Public to Celebrate Law Day on May 1

April 08, 2003

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia invites members of the education community to celebrate Law Day on May 1 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the State Capitol Complex courtyard in Charleston. This year’s national Law Day theme focuses on judicial independence, impartial justice and the rule of law.  

Festivities will include a Legal Information Fair with various state agencies, law enforcement, law firms and other legal organizations, Supreme Court tours, entertainment, and food booths. The Supreme Court will present the Liberty Bell Award to Gov. Bob Wise at 11:30 a.m. ABC sports analyst and West Virginia native Terry Bowden will speak immediately after the award presentation.  

The Court also will display winning photographs from its “Images of Freedom” photography competition open to all West Virginia students from kindergarten through high school. The contest deadline is April 11.  

“Understanding our great legal system and the role of an independent judiciary in a free society is of utmost importance given the tensions in the world today. The Supreme Court hopes to educate as many West Virginians as we can through Law Day activities,” Chief Justice Larry V. Starcher said.  

Organizations or individuals who would like to participate in or have questions about the Supreme Court’s Law Day activities should contact Special Projects Counsel Julie Palas at (304) 558-0145 or at juliepalas@courtswv.org. Contest applications, exhibit forms and other Law Day information are available on the Supreme Court Web site at http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/lawday/covercss.htm

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