Gov. Doyle proclaims May 1 as Law Day in Wisconsin

Gov. Jim Doyle signed a proclamation declaring May 1, 2010 as Law Day in the State of Wisconsin.

In proclaiming May 1 as Law Day, Doyle calls upon the people of Wisconsin to acknowledge the importance of our legal and judicial systems with appropriate ceremonies and activities, and to display the flag of the United States and our city/state in support of this educational observance.

In observation of Law Day, Doyle encourage schools, businesses, media, religious institutions, civic, and service organizations to join members of the bar and bench in commemorating Law Day.

Each year on May 1, Law Day is celebrated across the United States. The Wisconsin Association for Justice believes Law Day provides us with an important opportunity to reflect on what the justice system means to American citizens. Our legal system, and our right to jury trial and civil protection, is paramount to our Democracy and our constitution.

Doyle’s Law Day proclamation:

A PROCLAMATION

Whereas, our legal institutions and system of justice depend on popular participation and support to maintain legitimate authority; and

Whereas, Americans from all walks of life, public figures and private individuals alike, have reaffirmed in words and deeds our national allegiance to the rule of law; and

Whereas, lawyers and judges recognize that they bear a special responsibility to foster public understanding of law and legal institutions and commitment to the rule of law; and

Whereas, Law Day has been an annual observance since President Dwight Eisenhower established it in 1958 as “a day of national dedication to the principle of government under law”; and

Whereas, Law Day 2010 provides us with an opportunity to understand and appreciate the emerging challenges that confront our world—and the law—in the 21st century, while reaffirming enduring legal traditions;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jim Doyle, Jr., Governor of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2010, as Law Day. 

And I call upon the people of the state of Wisconsin to acknowledge the importance of our legal and judicial systems with appropriate ceremonies and activities, and to display the flag of the United States and our city/state in support of this educational observance. I further encourage schools, businesses, media, religious institutions, civic, and service organizations to join members of the bar and bench in commemorating Law Day.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Madison this twenty eighth day of April in the year two thousand ten.

To view the proclamation document, click here.

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