Please join the Lawrence Bar Association for our Law Day 2018 celebration. The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches—Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court. It also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and outlines how they interact. These three separate branches share power, and each branch serves as a check on the power of the others. “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” James Madison explained in Federalist 51. Why? Madison believed that the Constitution’s principles of separation of powers and checks and balances preserve political liberty. The Law Day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for ourselves and our posterity.
DATE: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
10:30 a.m. Lawrence District Court Speech Contest with Local High School Students: Competition to be held at the Fenton Judicial Center, Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor, 2 Appleton Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts
12:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch at Salvatore’s (Coliseum Room), 354 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts