Law Day celebrations took place throughout the month of May in courtrooms across the Commonwealth. Created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958, Law Day recognizes the principles of government under the law, and the nation’s heritage of liberty in justice.
This year’s official Law Day theme, “Magna Carta: Symbol of Liberty Under Law,” marked the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. In her remarks at Wrentham District Court’s Law Day, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey identified the ancient legal document as “the cornerstone of our modern constitutional government, and a global icon of freedom, because it established the revolutionary idea that no one, not even kings and queens, were above the rule of law. The ideas enshrined by the Magna Carta, those of equal human liberties and rights, still inspire us.”