FREEHOLD, NJ -The Monmouth Vicinage and the Monmouth Bar Association will conduct their annual Law Day ceremony on Wednesday, May 1 at 4 p.m. in the Hall of Records General Equity courtroom at Main and Court streets in Freehold Borough. Reporters and photographers are invited to attend.
The Monmouth Vicinage, like communities across the nation, has planned a commemoration of Law Day using this year’s theme, “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.”
Law Day is designated as a nationwide observance of our country’s great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under law. Assignment Judge Lawrence M. Lawson said, “This year’s Law Day celebration will highlight the court’s vital role in upholding equality for all through its commitment to access and fairness for every court user.”
Joseph A. Greenaway Jr., judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, will deliver the keynote address. Other speakers include Judge Lawson and Monmouth Bar Association President James M. Newman. Court employee Tarika Jean-Pierre will sing “God Bless America.”
During the ceremony, the Daniel J. O’Hern Mock Trial Award will be presented to Colts Neck High School in Colts Neck for winning this year’s Monmouth County High School Mock Trial Competition. Attorney Thomas J. Smith III will present the Monmouth Bar Association Abraham J. Zager Professionalism Award to attorney Peter W. Kenny.
Judge Lawson will present plaques to the winners of the Law Day 2013 essay and art contests, which were sponsored by the Monmouth Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns. The winners are:
Morris Avenue School
Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School
Sycamore Drive Early Childhood Learning Center
Township of Ocean Intermediate School
Long Branch High School
Frank Defino Central School
Middletown High School South
Stonebridge Middle School
Taylor Mills School