The Yolo County Bar Association is accepting nominations from the community through Monday, April 18, for its 2011 Liberty Bell Award. The award is presented by the Yolo County Bar Association each year to honor a non-lawyer who has promoted better understanding of the rule of law, encouraged greater respect for law and the courts, stimulated a sense of civic responsibility, or contributed to good government in the community.
The Liberty Bell Award was established more than 30 years ago to acknowledge outstanding community service.
This year’s Law Day theme is “to assess and celebrate the legacy of John Adams, explore the historical and contemporary role of lawyers in defending the rights of the accused, and renew our understanding of and appreciation for the fundamental principle of the rule of law.”
Law Day was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a “day of national dedication to the principle of government under law,” and will be celebrated with events throughout the country. Every year, Law Day provides legal professionals and others with opportunities to help students and the public understand the importance of the legal system and how the law protects our freedoms.
Nominations may be submitted to Frank Crum at [email protected], by phone at (530) 668-1515 or by fax at (530) 668-1651. Provide contact information and a brief description of the nominee and why he or she deserves the award.