Fulton County Celebrates Law Day 2013 | Print |

The Superior Court of Fulton County in partnership with the Fulton County State Court, Fulton County Juvenile Court and local Bar Associations will hold events recognizing Law Day which is observed on May 1 each year.  This year’s theme for Law Day is “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.”

“Law Day events provide an important opportunity for citizens to learn about how their legal system works, the role of the legal process in the freedoms they enjoy, and the role they play in maintaining the integrity of the system,” says Superior Court Judge Gail S. Tusan, Honorary Chairperson of Fulton County’s Law Day 2013 Committee. 

Fulton County’s observance of Law Day 2013 includes an art contest for students. Students enrolled in an elementary school in Fulton County are eligible to submit works. Participants are asked to create art displaying their interpretation of the Law Day 2013 theme. The deadline to submit entries is Monday, April 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. First and second place winners will receive cash prizes. Teachers should submit their students’ entries to: Veronica Gadson, Fulton County Superior Court, 136 Pryor Street, Suite C-640, Atlanta, GA 30303. For more information on the Art Contest, contact Veronica Gadson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Local bar associations participating in Fulton County’s Law Day 2013 efforts are: the Atlanta Bar Association, Gate City Bar Association, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Sandy Springs Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division of the Georgia State Bar.

Law Day was first observed by the American Bar Association in 1957. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Law Day as a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law.
Law Day 2013 events that are open to the public include the following:

Monday, April 22, 2013 – 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Civil Rights Symposium – (co-sponsored by several local bar associations)
State Bar of Georgia
104 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
This event celebrates equality under the law and includes a lively discussion on the further work to be done in an effort to eliminate all forms of discrimination.  This event is being held in partnership with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Registration is encouraged by April 15, 2013 at www.civilandhumanrights.org/act/lawdayregistration.html/

Friday, May 3, 2013 - 2:30 p.m.
Law Day Fair
Fulton County Juvenile Court
Romae T. Powell Justice Center
Multipurpose Room 1132
395 Pryor Street, SW
Atlanta GA, 30312
The Law Day Fair will include a panel discussion entitled “Housing Issues: Soup to Nuts” addressing matters related to landlord/tenant disputes, ejectment remedies and home foreclosure issues. Questions from the audience will be entertained.

Friday, May 3, 2013 – 4: 00 p.m.
Law Day Ceremony
Fulton County Juvenile Court
(Same location as Law Day Fair)
A community gathering of court officials, attorneys, school student art contest winners and citizens celebrating Americans’ constitutional rights and liberties and our country’s rule of law.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Community Law Day (sponsored by the Gate City Bar Association)
Greenbriar Mall
2814 Greenbriar Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30331
Local attorneys will provide helpful information about various areas of the law and will be available to answer citizens’ questions on a first come first served basis.