PRESS ADVISORY: Retired R.I. Chief Justice to speak about
Lincoln at Supreme Courtís Law Day ceremony
The Connecticut Supreme Court
will celebrate this yearís Law Day with remarks from the Hon. Frank J.
Williams, a well-known expert on Abraham Lincoln, who recently retired as
Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
This yearís Law Day theme is
A Legacy of Liberty: Celebrating Lincolnís Bicentennial.
The ceremony will begin at 10
a.m. on Friday, May 1, in the Supreme Court courtroom, located at
Capitol Ave. Cameras will be permitted.
Connecticut Chief Justice
Chase T. Rogers will introduce Justice Williams, who will be followed by
Attorney Livia D. Barndollar, president of the Connecticut Bar Association. Supreme Court Justice Flemming L. Norcott, Jr., then will present awards to
AMISTAD America, Inc. and Michael Burlingame, May Buckley Sadowski professor
of history emeritus, Connecticut College. The honorees are receiving the
awards for preserving the legacy of President Lincoln through historical
study, education and by their words and deeds.
For further information,
contact the External Affairs Division at (860) 757-2270.