Kentucky Court of Justice
Supreme Court of Kentucky, Speaker Greg Stumbo gather in the Chamber of the House of Representatives to celebrate Law Day

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, April 24, 2013  
Contact Information:  Susan Stokely Clary
Supreme Court Clerk

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky and Dignitaries from the legal profession will join communities and states nationwide celebrating Law Day at the Kentucky State Capitol in the Chamber of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 1st, at 10:00 a.m.

"Freedom under law is like the air we breathe," declared President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a speech made to celebrate the first Law Day, May 1, 1958. He proclaimed it to be a "day of dedication to the principle of government under law...." In April 1961, Congress and President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the first of May each year as Law Day, U.S.A.

Today, as then, Law Day offers Americans an opportunity to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States of America and to rededicate themselves to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other as well as with other nations.

Kentucky's Law Day ceremonies, hosted by the Supreme Court of Kentucky, will begin at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday. Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr. will open a special court session and will introduce distinguished guests representing the Courts and the legal community.

The Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, Honorable Greg Stumbo, will be introduced by Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr. and will make remarks on the Law Day Theme of "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All". Following Speaker Stumbo's remarks, a swearing-in ceremony for 146 new attorneys will be conducted. Honorable W. Douglas Myers, President of the Kentucky Bar Association, will make remarks and present the new attorneys to the assemblage. Mrs. Susan Stokley Clary, Clerk of the Supreme Court, will administer the Constitutional Oath.