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Law Day set for Tuesday

Wisconsin lawyers and judges will educate students throughout the state Tuesday on various aspects of the legal profession in recognition of Law Day.

The theme of Law Day 2012, as selected by the American Bar Association, is No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.

The theme conveys the idea that without courts, you can’t truly have justice or freedom.

Among the events scheduled in Wisconsin are opening remarks by state Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson at the Dane County Courthouse, where judges and lawyers will present short informative programs during a day-long open house.

Volunteer lawyers also will be on hand to provide free legal consultations at the courthouse.

In Columbia County, circuit court Judge Alan J. White, District Attorney Jane Kohlwey, defense attorney Mark Lawton and other local attorneys will hold a mock trial and panel discussion with local high school students at the county courthouse.

Law Day was formally established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as an opportunity for everyone to recognize the importance of the law and its role in our democracy.

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