2016 - 17 Law Day Committee
The Law Day Committee arranges for the celebration of the annual Law Day Luncheon held each year on or about May 1 and selects the Liberty Bell Award that honors a non-lawyer in the community for contributing to the promotion of freedom under the law.
Class of 2017
Class of 2018
Class of 2019
Matthew A. Cherep
Hon. Jane V. Harper
Sudhir N. Shenoy
Adebola V. Lamikanra
Melissa A. Romanzo
Ashley C. Hyman
Leslie A. Pedernales
Jonathan E. Schulz
Leah Campbell, Assistant Executive Director / Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Need / Commitment
Members of the Law Day Committee attend monthly committee meetings October - May. Primary responsibilities include selecting and securing a keynote speaker, reviewing Liberty Bell award nominations and selecting a winner, soliciting firm sponsors, determining format and program of the event and promoting the Luncheon. Interested in joining this committee? Complete the committee interest form.
Law Day Luncheon
2012 Law Day Program
2015-16 Law Day Committee Report
Claire J. Rauscher, Chair and Keith Atkinson, Vice-Chair
This year luncheon featured a keynote address by Former Deputy Attorney General of the United States James M. Cole. This year’s theme was “Miranda: More Than Words.” Introduced by Anne Tompkins, Mr. Cole gave a fascinating lecture on the history of Miranda v. Arizona, the necessity of ensuring that citizens’ rights are protected and the importance of balancing these rights with the rule of law.
A regular highlight of the Law Day Luncheon is the presentation of the Liberty Bell Award, given each year to a non-lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the law. Mike Collins, host of Charlotte Talks, unaware that he had been chosen to receive the award, looked on as Nancy Norelli announced him as this year’s award recipient.
The Law Day Luncheon would not be possible without the support of our local law firms, legal departments and community organizations. Thank you to the following Law Day Sponsors:
Alston & Bird LLP
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Alexander Ricks PLLC
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Charlotte School of Law
Charlotte Women Attorneys
Essex Richards P.A.
Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, PLLC
Hunton & Williams
James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.
Johnston, Allison & Hord, PA
Law Offices of T. Michael Todd, P.L.L.C.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Nexsen Pruet, PLLC
Poyner Spruill LLP
Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo PLLC
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLC
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A.
Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, L.L.P.
Hispanic Latino Lawyers Bar
Hutchens Law Firm
Kirk, Palmer & Thigpen, P.A.
Ruff, Bond, Cobb, Wade & Bethune, L.L.P.