WHEREAS, Law Day is an occasion of public acknowledgment of our nation’s and state’s heritage of justice, liberty, and equality under the law; and

WHEREAS, the United States Congress has statutorily designated May 1 as the annual day for the commemoration of Law Day; and

WHEREAS, the American Bar Association has designated the 2024 Law Day theme as Voices of Democracy; and

WHEREAS, the people of the United States and North Carolina must ensure that our government remains responsive to the wishes of the people by deepening our understanding of the electoral process, discussing issues in honest and civil ways, and turning out to vote to help the country move forward after free and fair elections; and

WHEREAS, promoting public understanding of the full and equal exercise of the right to vote by all residents is an important component in the civic education of the people of the United States and of North Carolina; and

WHEREAS, the North Carolina Bar Association, with approximately 15,758 members, including 4,724 members of its Young Lawyers Division, encourages North Carolina students in grades K – 12 to participate in law-related competitions held in conjunction with its annual Law Day Celebration; and

WHEREAS, North Carolina and the United States are better places to live because of our strong commitment to, and tradition of, liberty and justice, and because of the contributions of dedicated members of the legal profession; this year proudly marks the 66th observance of Law Day;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ROY COOPER, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim May 3, 2024, as “LAW DAY” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.


Roy Cooper


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this thirtieth day of April in the year of our Lord two thousand and twenty-four and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-eighth.

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