Nominations sought for Liberty Bell Award

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The Yolo County Bar Association is accepting nominations from the community through April 23 for its 2018 Liberty Bell Award, to be presented on May 11 at its annual Law Day event open to the legal community and members of the public.

The Liberty Bell Award is presented by the Yolo County Bar Association on Law Day each year to honor a non-lawyer who has:

• promoted better understanding of the rule of law;
• encouraged greater respect for law and the courts;
• stimulated a sense of civic responsibility; or
• contributed to good government in the community.

The award was established more than 40 years ago to acknowledge outstanding community service.

Law Day was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a “day of national dedication to the principle of government under law,” and will be celebrated with events throughout the country. Law Day celebrates the American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law.

Every year, Law Day provides legal professionals and others with opportunities to help students and the public understand the importance of our legal system and how the law protects our freedoms.

“Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share,” said Raphael Moore, President of the Yolo County Bar Association. “The Liberty Bell Award is our opportunity to recognize a non-lawyer who pursues the ends of justice.”

Nominations can be submitted to Raphael Moore at Please provide (a) your contact information, and (b) a brief description of the nominee and why they are deserving of the award.

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