The Houston County Bar Association will host its annual Law Day celebration on April 29, 2014 with a presentation of scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors from Houston County that will be entering college in the fall. The ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the Houston County Superior Court. Houston County judges and members of the Bar Association will be in attendance to recognize the scholarship award recipients.
This year, as in past years, the Houston County Bar Association has set a goal to award six individual $500.00 scholarships. The scholarships are funded completely by the members of the Houston County Bar Association.
Scholarship applications have been delivered to Northside, Perry, Warner Robins, Veterans, and Houston County high schools, as well as The Westfield Schools.
The deadline for submitting applications along with the required essay and documentation is April 1, 2013.
The Houston County Bar Association expects this year’s Law Day theme, “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters,” will provide an outstanding opportunity for the scholarship applicants to reflect on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy
Each May, 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.