Sunday, May 1, 2011

John Adams: Founding Defender

The ABA celebrates Law Day this year by picking an individual attorney for its theme – something that has only happened once before since Law Day began in 1958.  In 2009 the ABA picked Abraham Lincoln as its Law Day “hero” – 2009 being the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth.  This year the ABA has chosen John Adams for his lifelong dedication to the fact that even the most unpopular among us must be given due process and adequate representation. 

For a short article on Adam’s importance, see this ABA Journal
John Adams Gets His Day: The First Lawyer-President Set a Standard for Representing Unpopular Causes

Contributed by Glenn McClister