Law Day celebrations 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 rich heritage of liberty and justice.  

court leaders and elected officials at Brockton's Law Day
Among those celebrating Law Day at the Brockton Trial Court were, from left: Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz, Plymouth County Probate and Family Court First Justice Edward Boyle, District Court First Justice Julie Bernard, Housing Court Chief Justice Timothy Sullivan, Plymouth County Juvenile Court First Justice Kathryn White, Representative Claire Cronin, Plymouth County Register of Probate Matthew McDonough, and Senator Michael Brady of Brockton.
Retired and present Bristol County Juvenile Court judges posed under their portraits as part of a special Law Day celebration at the Fall River Juvenile Court. From left: Judge Ronald Harper (ret.), Judge Thomas Quinn (ret.), First Justice John Spinale, Judge Siobhan Foley, Judge Bettina Borders (ret.) and Judge James Cronin (ret.). The Law Day program in Fall River centered on the history and judicial legacy of the Bristol County Juvenile Court, and included an official hanging of the portrait of retired First Justice Bettina Borders.
From left, Massachusetts Bar Association President Robert Harnais, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrisey, former Attorney General Francis Bellotti, and Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo listen to Law Day speeches at the Quincy District Court.
quincy district court law day
From left, Quincy District Court Chief Probation Officer Jay Brennan congratulates Richard Kennedy as he receives the James R. McIntryre Humanitarian Award, while Attorney Daniel O'Malley, Clerk-Magistrate Arthur Tobin and First Assistant Clerk Magistrate Robert Bloom look on. Mr. Kennedy received the award for his fundraising efforts to fight ALS. Later, Clerk-Magistrate Tobin was surprised by his receipt of the Rabbi Jacob Mann Social Justice Award.
Law Day at West Roxbury BMC
The West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court celebrated Law Day with (from left) Court Officer Daniel Gill, who kicked off the day's events by singing God Bless America; meteorologist David Brown, First Justice Kathleen Coffey, Attorney Bonnie Gotshalk, and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley.
Law Day in Wrentham district court
From left, Wrentham District Court Clerk-Magistrate Edward Doherty, Regional Associate Justice Kevan Cunningham, District Court Chief Justice Paul Dawley and Judge Julieann Hernon presided over Law Day events in Wrentham.
Law Day Plymouth 2016
Celebrating Law Day at the Plymouth District Court were Plymouth County Register of Probate Matthew McDonough, Representative Jim Cantwell, Plymouth Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CEO and President Peter Holden, retired District Court Judge Rosemary Minehan, and former Senate President Therese Murray.