Law day 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.
Law Day occurs on May 1st of every year, and is celebrated at the 33rd District Court during the hours of 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Law Day displays include police and fire vehicles, representatives from D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T., dive and rescue teams, bicycle and horse patrols, fingerprinting units and many more.
All seven of our municipalities plus the Wayne County Sheriff and Michigan State Police will be participating. Law Day is typically targeted toward 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from the local communities; however, Law Day is open to students and adults alike. We request that large groups contact us to schedule an arrival time, in order to maximize your participation in the Law Day activities.
The court will be open for regular business during Law Day; however, you may experience a delay as our staff will be assisting with the Law Day celebration.
Follow this link for additional information from the American Bar Association regarding Law Day.
Brief History of Law Day:
On February 5th, 1968, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed that May 1st of each year would be Law Day. On April 7th, 1961, observence of Law Day was codified into law by Public Law 87-20.
The United States of America's Code for Law Day is 36 U.S.C. § 113 which states that:
(a) Designation — May 1 is Law Day, U.S.A.
(b) Purpose — Law Day, U.S.A., is a special day of celebration by the people of the United States in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries; and for the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life.
(c) Proclamation — The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling on all public officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Law Day, U.S.A.; and inviting the people of the United States to observe Law Day, U.S.A., with appropriate ceremonies and in other appropriate ways, through public entities and private organizations and in schools and other suitable places.