Fort Rucker community recognizes Law Day
Capt. Marina Loshak, legal assistance with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, watches as Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, signs a proclamation officially recognizing May 1 as Law Day. The holiday was established by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958 as "a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law." The theme of this year's Law Day is "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom."

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (April 26, 2012) -- On May 1, law offices and bar associations across the country will recognize Law Day -- a nationally-recognized holiday commemorating the United States justice system.

The president and an increasing number of state leaders issue proclamations recognizing the day and every year there is a different topic, said Capt. Marina Loshak, legal assistance, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. This year, it's "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom."

In keeping with the theme, Fort Rucker's sixth-grade students are competing in an essay contest about what the world would be like without courts, said Lindsey Tice, legal assistance attorney volunteer.

"If the courts are disappearing or if courts are overwhelmed by cases or if people are waiting for trial for years, is that really just?" asked Loshak.

When a winner is selected, Lt. Col. Angela Tucker, deputy staff judge advocate, will visit the school to speak to the students about the importance of the justice system, she said.

"We're just trying to get people to take a day to focus on the judicial system and the courts," Tice added.

Both agreed people may not fully appreciate the justice system until they imagine a world without it.

In addition to the essay contest, the law office is hosting a picnic for its staff and a few honored guests. But on Law Day, the staff will be in the office helping clients and making use of the justice system the holiday is intended to honor.

For more information about Law Day, call 255-3482.

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