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.”

May 2015 Law Day: Quincy District Court

May 2015 Law Day: Brighton Division, Boston Municipal Court

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BMC Brighton staff members man the grills at their Law Day event.

May 2015 Law Day: Hingham District Court

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Probation Officer Joseph Condrick presents poster contest honorable mention award to Alyssa Mui.

May 2015 Law Day: Hampshire County

May 2015 Law Day: Essex County Juvenile Court, Lynn

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Chief Justice Nechtem with Group Art award staff and student winners from the Fecteau-Leary Junior-Senior High School.

May 2015 Law Day: Probate & Family Court

May 2015 Law Day: Orleans District Court

May 2015 Law Day: West Roxbury Division, Boston Municipal Court

May 2015 Law Day: Plymouth District Court

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Those helping with the event included, from left: Court Officer Antron Smith and Assistant Chief Court Officer Janet Tulis, with Court Officers Charles Bletzer and Michael Murdock.

May 2015 Law Day: Wrentham District Court