Terry Goddard to Speak at Cochise County Law Day Celebration

(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 26, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard will join State Supreme Court Justice Ruth McGregor and local Cochise County officials to celebrate Law Day on April 28th beginning at 10 a.m.  This year’s theme is The American Jury:  We the People in Action.

Law Day, a national celebration backed by the American Bar Association, provides an opportunity to celebrate the American legal system.

“This year’s theme reminds us that trial by jury is one of the cornerstones of freedom,” Goddard said.  “We trust these small groups of ordinary men and women with decisions involving the liberty and property of defendants.  By trusting them we reaffirm our trust in the ability of people to make just decisions.”

The celebration will feature the County Sheriff’s Color Guard and the Bisbee Community Chorus.  Winners of the local essay and poster contest will read their winning entries, and the winning posters will be on display in the courthouse.