Registration Still Open for OBA’s Law Day Luncheon
By Scott Stewart
The Daily Record
Registrations are still being accepted through Friday for this year’s Omaha Bar Association Law Day Luncheon.
The luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Omaha Marriott at 10220 Regency Circle. Tickets are $30 with a quarter-hour of CLE approved for Nebraska and Iowa.
Attorney Mike Flood, founder of Flood Communications and the longest-serving former speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, will be the luncheon’s guest speaker.
The rule of law is a cornerstone of American democracy, and yet it is fragile when one considers the many places around the world where the law doesn’t carry as much or any weight, Omaha Bar Association Executive Director Dave Sommers said.
“It’s a special system that we have here, and we can take it for granted,” Sommers said. “We take a moment every year to celebrate the best practitioners in our midst but also to take a moment and let the public and let the students in the Omaha area know why it’s important to support the rule of law, to support the foundations that this country is built on.”
The theme for Law Day this year is “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society,” and it explores the vital role those First Amendment freedoms play in representative government in the United States.
“Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are widely regarded as foundations for a free society,” American Bar Association President Bob Carlson said in a promotional video. “Today, freedom of speech and freedom of the press dominate public discourse and debate. Significant disagreements over the scope and limits of these rights may even be litigated in the courts. It is hard to imagine a free society without these individual liberties.”
On May 1, a special issue of The Daily Record will be sent to attorneys in Douglas and Sarpy Counties to mark Law Day and celebrate the winners recognized at the luncheon.
Find more about the OBA Law Day luncheon and register at omahabarassociation.com. Find more on Law Day from the ABA at tinyurl.com/abalawday2019.