Join us for the 5th Annual Law Day Running Festival on May 7, 2016 in Jonesboro, AR! The festival will feature both a 10K and a 5K. Runners and walkers will be treated to flat and fast courses designed to showcase the historic and cultural center of Northeast Arkansas. Legal Aid of Arkansas is proud to host the Law Day Running Festival in honor of the American Bar Association initiative, Law Day 2016.
What is Law Day?
Law Day, May 1, annually, is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. Law Day also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of courts in this democracy and the importance of jury service to maintaining the integrity of the courts.
A theme is chosen to provide an opportunity to spotlight a particular aspect of the rule of law or legal process and how it affects our daily lives. Many of the Law Day programs held around the country are specifically tailored to showcase the theme
This Year’s Theme – Miranda: More than Words
In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through countless recitations in films and television shows. Yet Miranda is only part of the story when it comes to the procedures for ensuring justice. The 2016 Law Day theme —Miranda: More than Words — will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.
Register today at http://racesonline.com/events/law-day-running-festival