NYCLA is celebrating Law Day this year by honoring the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.On Friday, April 24, the Supreme Court Committee will host its annual Law Day Luncheon and present the Capozzoli Gavel Award to the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of New York County. The event will take place at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Fifty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the nation's first Law Day as a "day of national dedication to the principle of government under law." Law Day explores the meaning of the rule of law, fostering public understanding of the rule of law through discussion of its role in a free society.
On Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m., the Family Court and Child Welfare Committee of the NYCLA will host the Nanette Dembitz Lecture titled The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem in Family Court Proceedings. It will take place at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, NYC.The scheduled speakers are Charlyne Brumskine Peay, parent advocacy attorney, Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Legal Advocacy Project, Urban Justice Center, and W. Brad Jarman, agency attorney, Administration for Children's Services, Family Court Legal Services.
For more detailed information about the events see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com or visit the website of the New York County Lawyer's Association at www.nycla.org.