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2020 Law Day Liberty Bell Award

Wednesday, July 8, 2020  
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Mobile Bar Association

2020 Law Day

 
Law Day is held annually in May and gives the Mobile Bar Association an opportunity to share with the community how law and the legal process protects our liberty, strives to achieve justice and contributes to the freedoms that all Americans share. This year’s Law Day theme was Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19 th Amendment at 100.
 
After being postponed by COVID-19, the Mobile Bar Association is NOW seeking nominations from the community for our Liberty Bell Award. All other Law Day activities have been cancelled for the year.

 

Accepting Nominations for the Liberty Bell Award

Deadline for Liberty Bell Award Nominations - Friday, September 11, 2020 
 
The Mobile Bar Association annually recognizes an individual in the Mobile community whose service has strengthened the American system of freedom under law. Established more than 30 years ago by the American Bar Association, the award is given to an outstanding citizen, particularly a non-lawyer, who by their service has (1) promoted a better understanding of the Constitution, (2) encouraged respect for the law and the courts, (3) stimulated a deeper sense of individual responsibility, (4) contributed to the effective functioning of our government, and/or (5) fostered a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.
 
Past recipients have included Mr. Joseph H. Langan, Ms. Mary S. Zoghby, Ms. Johnnie Sue Watts, Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb, Judge Michael E. Zoghby, Mr. John U. O’Brien, Dr. Yvonne Kennedy, Judge Jon F. Butler, Judge W. Brevard Hand, Mr. T. Massey Bedsole, Mr. Bob Grip, Judge Rosemary Chambers, Mr. John P. O’Brien, Mobile Sheriff Sam Cochran, Mr. James D. Sears, Judge Don Davis, Dr. William P. Taylor, Judge Henry A. Calloway, III, Mrs. Nann Worel, Dr. Bernard Eichold, Mr. Raymond O. Brazell, Ms. Casi Callaway, Mr. Patrick Guyton, Officer Steven Green, Mrs. Doris Littleton, Mr. Ken Megginson, Mr. Reggie Copeland, Corporal Michael Grandquest, Mr. Charles R. Diard, Jr., Officer Justin Billa and last year’s recipient, Officer Sean Tuder.

The Liberty Bell Award will be presented at the MBA October Membership Luncheon on Friday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the Battle House Hotel. If you are interested in nominating someone for the award, please click the link below for more information.

 

Click here to view the Liberty Bell Award Application.