In the United States, we observe Law Day on May 1st of each year, since 1958. According to the History website, “President Eisenhower proclaims Law Day to honor the role of law in the creation of the United States of America”. Here are some of the things people do to observe this day:
Discuss law at meetings
People meet at luncheons and discuss the role of courts in the United States. They want to have their opinion heard and learn more about the way the law works. Local Bar Associations plan these meetings to inform the public of changes in the law and to remind them of its importance in the communities. Many lawyers, seniors and students are among those who attend.
They have fundraisers
Every time there is an observance or a holiday, people have fundraisers. These fundraisers usually go to the local community and its law system. Some fundraisers are done to bring awareness about domestic violence, security and safety issues.
They run marathons
This is another thing that people do on Law Day. Again, the proceeds go the local legal services provided by the city. This is great way for everybody in the community to participate in the celebration of this day.
They have activities for children
Among other, there is a coloring contest for the young children. This event is held by Topeka Bar Association in Kansas on May 1st. Other children activities involve essay contests, spelling, etc.
The best way to get involved is to volunteer at a local Bar Association. This way you can learn about all the activities in your community, how you can plan your own event and how law keeps you safe.