The San Diego Law Library will be joining California County Law Libraries throughout the state in celebrating Law Week, May 1 -May 6.  In honor of Law Week we are planning a series of events designed to increase access to justice. The free events are being presented in partnership with our local bar associations and the Civic Center branch of the Chula Vista Public Library and the El Cajon branch of the San Diego Public Library.

Law Week is an extended celebration of Law Day. First established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, Law Day is a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law. Congress declared May 1 as Law Day three years later.  May 1 has been proclaimed Law Day in the County of San Diego and several local cities we serve.   You can view our Law Day proclamations here.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Unites States Supreme Court case, Miranda v Arizona, the theme for Law Day 2016 is “Miranda: More Than Words.”  The now famous “Miranda Warning”is the result of the Court’s decision in the Miranda case.   The Miranda Warning is a procedural protection of rights afforded to us by the U.S. Constitution.

Check out our website and forthcoming newsletters for a schedule of events we are planning in celebration of Law Week!