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Law Day seminars scheduled

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Dougherty County Law Library, the Dougherty County Public Library and the Dougherty County Circuit Bar Association have joined to present two "Law Day at the Library" seminars at the downtown Central Library branch.

The seminars, to be held Monday and on May 2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., are being held in observance of Law Day.

Lauren Williamson with the Hall and Williamson firm will speak on "How to Buy Your First Home" Monday, while Deena Plaire-Haas with the Gardner, Willis, Sweat & Handelman firm will speak on "Basic Business Law" May 2. Bothe law firms are based in Albany.

President Eisenhower proclaimed Law Day to "strengthen our great heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law" in 1958. The theme of Law Day 2011 is "The Legacy of John Adams: From Boston to Guantanamo."

Renowned as a resistance leader and patriot, advocate and diplomat, constitutional theorist and political activist, Adams became the nation's first lawyer-president in 1797. Five years before the American Revolutionary War began, he represented the British officer and soldiers charged with firing into a crowd of protestors and killing five civilians in an incident that became known as the "Boston Massacre."

For additional information about Law Day at the Library, contact Laureen Adams at (229) 431-2133.