Law Day 2016: “Miranda: More Than Just Words”
Retired Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson is the keynote speaker on the topic “Miranda: More Than Just Words” for Law Day. Free and open to the public.
The Franklin County Bar Association is collaborating with the Northwestern District Attorney’s office and Greenfield Community College to present this year’s Franklin County Law Day event. The topic is especially timely because 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Miranda V. Arizona, which set the stage for what has come to be known as Miranda warnings.
After Judge Josephson’s keynote speech, she will moderate a panel discussion that explores the rights protected by Miranda and the meaning of the iconic phrase “You have the right to remain silent.” Panelists include defense attorney Jennifer Cox, Assistant District Attorney Caitlyn Rock and Greenfield Police Officer Cody Guibault.
Law Day is an annual event sponsored by the American Bar Association in May that aims to educate the public about the role of law and the legal profession in society. President Dwight Eisenhower established the first Law Day in 1958 to mark the nation’s commitment to its judicial system. In 1961, Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day, although communities mark it in events throughout the month of May.
Wednesday, May 4 20169:00am-11:00am
Cohn Family Dining Commons
Franklin County Bar Association