In celebration of National Law Day on May 1 each year, the Houston County Bar Association holds a special ceremony and reception honoring the scholarship recipients for that year. Attorneys, judges, city council members, and many others involved in our County’s government are invited to attend and a notable speaker will discuss the topic of Law Day.
The Houston County Bar Association observes Law Day to commemorate the rule of law, the judiciary, and its place in American society. The idea of a national Law Day was conceived in 1957 by American Bar Association President Charles Rhynes. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the first Law Day, and in 1961 the U.S. Congress issued a joint resolution making May 1 the official Law Day.