Law Day celebrations with court and community representatives took place in courtrooms across Massachusetts this month. Created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958, Law Day recognizes the principles of government under the law, and our country's heritage of liberty and justice. The Fourteenth Amendment was this year's Law Day theme.

 Supreme Judicial Court, Courthouses Across State Participate in Law Day Activities

Quincy District Court Law Day
Nice to see you: Quincy District Court First Justice Mark Coven greets Governor Charlie Baker in his office before the Law Day ceremony, where the Governor delivered the keynote address.
Quincy District Court Law Day
Judges attending the event in Quincy included, from front: Bristol Juvenile Court Justice Siobhan Foley, Newton District Court First Justice Mary Heffernan, District Court Judge Mary Anne Orfanello, Norfolk County Juvenile Court Justice Linda Sable, and District Court Judges Paula Clifford, Diane Moriarty, and Daniel O’Malley.
Law Day celebration
From left, Committee for Public Counsel Services Bar Advocate Michael Perpall, Framingham District Court First Justice David Cunis, and Ms. Marjorie Greco present a Framingham High School student with the Judge Greco Law Day Essay Contest award.
Law day, SJC at the Adams Courthouse
The Supreme Judicial Court, including Associate Justice Geraldine Hines, hosted students from Fenway High School, New Mission High School, and Boston Latin School for Law Day at the John Adams Courthouse.
Juvenile court in Lynn celebrates Law Day, 2017
Juvenile Court Chief Justice Amy Nechtem and Judge Garrett McManus (far right) admire Fecteau Leary Junior/Senior High School students’ Law Day art project at the Essex County Juvenile Court in Lynn.
Brighton BMC law day 2017
Stars of the day: First Assistant Clerk Patricia Farquharson-McDermot (far right) gives medals to members of the St. Columbkille’s School Chorus as they enter the courtroom to thank them for singing at the event at Brighton BMC.
Brighton BMC law day 2017
Front left, Brighton BMC (Ret.) Judge Albert Burns congratulates Brighton High School sophomore Timothy Nguyen for finishing third in the poster content. Behind them are, from left, Judge Myong Joun, First Justice David Donnelly, and Judge Debra Shopteese.
Brighton BMC law day 2017
In Brighton, from left, Facilities Supervisor Aloisio Ramalho takes stock of Associate Probation Officer John Corbett’s cooking skills while Custodians Joan Castillo and Stephen Vizard look on.
Law Day, East Boston BMC
Look this way: East Boston BMC First Justice John McDonald Jr. thanks local students for visiting his court on Law Day, as Senator Joseph Boncore, Representative Adrian Madaro, and (Ret.) Judge Joseph Ferrino listen.
Law Day, East Boston BMC
Take a bow: East Boston BMC court staff react as Judge McDonald praises them for their daily work with the community, including (front to back) Assistant Clerk-Magistrate Ann-Marie Gioia, Probation Officer Donald Castle, Probation Officer Nicole Peterson, Associate Probation Officer Lisa Brooks, and Probation Officer Heather Rose.