Greenwich Bar Association Hosts Senator Frantz as Featured Speaker at Annual Law Day Luncheon

July 5, 2012

Greenwich – State Senator L. Scott Frantz (R-36) was the featured speaker at the annual Law Day luncheon hosted by the Greenwich Bar Association on Tuesday, May 15th at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club.

The theme for this year’s Law Day, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” emphasizes the importance of open and accessible courts as the cornerstone of a free society. The framers of our Constitution recognized this when they made the judiciary one of the three coequal branches of our government.

This theme raises the question of whether recent budget cuts to the court system have impacted the ability of our courts to function effectively and keep the wheels of justice turning. It also underscores the importance of our courts and their role in ensuring access to justice for all Americans.

The Greenwich Bar Association presented the Liberty Bell Award to the Commission on Aging for the Town of Greenwich. Attorney Richard S. DiPreta also received the Robert G. Krause Probate Pro Bono Award in recognition of the pro bono work he has performed on behalf of town residents.

Law Day is observed nationwide each year during the month of May by judges and lawyers as an important opportunity to expand public awareness of, and appreciation for, the American justice system. It underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share.