On May 19, 2012, the SL Bar Association will kick-off its first annual Law Day event in SL. To highlight the special reach of Second Life around the world, the Justitia Legal Resource Village will celibrate this year's theme No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom with a panel presentation and exhibition drawing attention to the role of courts as protectors of human rights and freedoms around the world. Events will take place May 19-June 3.
"Law Day is a new and exciting prospect for the SL Bar Association and we look forward to reaching across barriers of all kinds to promote the rule of law around the world." noted Sam Courtois, President of the SL Bar Association. Law Day is an annual event, which was originally conceived in 1957 when American Bar Association President Charles Rhynes envisioned a special national day to mark our commitment to the rule of law. The following year, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the first Law Day. Law Day was made official in 1961 when the United States Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day.
As Second Life is a virtual world with a unique ability to break traditional real world barriers, the SL Law Day event has been modified in format in order to reach out to a larger audience.
For a schedule of events, you can visit the Legal Resource Village at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Justitia/126/120/954 or see our Events page listing.
CONTACT: Lyra Snowpaw or Agenda Faromet (inworld)