Board supports Law Day

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board has adopted a proclamation supporting the annual Law Day observance sponsored by the Genesee County Bar Association.

Each year on May 1, Law Day is set aside by bar associations nationwide to educate the community about the rule of law and its role in preserving freedom, according to a letter to the township board from the county bar association.

Support is solicited from municipal groups, schools, community groups and others.

This year’s theme is “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law,” acknowledging that 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of a milestone in legal history, the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymeade, England, in 1215, according to the proclamation approved by the township board.

The nation’s founders drew from the principles of Magna Carta in drafting documents of liberty including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

The board’s resolution recognized that the Magna Carta has become one of the world’s most enduring symbols of liberty under law and continues to be a source of inspiration in the international struggle to advance human rights.

In Genesee County, the day will be observed with the annual Law Day Luncheon & Awards Ceremony, 11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. May 1 at the Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw Street in downtown Flint. Lunch tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the door.

Awards will be given for Crime Victim’s Advocate of the Year, the Liberty Bell Award and the Golden Apple Award. — Rhonda Sanders

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