Wednesday, April 22, 2009

San Diego Law Library to Host Free Events & Classes

Law Week 2009: A Legacy of Liberty – Celebrating Lincoln's Bicentennial

The San Diego County Public Law Library is offering special lectures, legal clinics and exhibits celebrating Law Week. All Law Week events are FREE to the general public and some are available for attorney/paralegal MCLE credit.

Events are taking place at all four library branches. Click here for a schedule of events sorted by location.

What is Law Week?

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Law Day to “strengthen our great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law.” The San Diego County Public Law Library feels that this is such an important event, we have expanded Law Day into Law Week! This year’s theme is A Legacy of Liberty – Celebrating Lincoln's Bicentennial.

2009 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, regarded by many as our nation’s greatest and most eloquent president. Lincoln, who devoted much of his adult life to the practice of law, was the quintessential American lawyer-president. His background in the law informed both his actions and his oratory. For Law Day 2009, the American Bar Association encourages efforts nationwide to commemorate Lincoln by exploring this rich and resonant theme – A Legacy of Liberty.

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