Thursday, May 5, 2011

Connecticut Law Day Event Honors the Legacy of John Adams

The Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Judicial Branch hosted a Law Day Celebration on Tuesday, May 5 at the Middletown Superior Court, reenacting closing arguments from the Boston Massacre Trial to recognize the legacy of John Adams, this year’s national Law Day theme. Mercy High School’s award-winning mocktrial team served as the jurors, while attorneys Wes Horton and Kevin Kane portrayed John Adams and Samuel Quincy, respectively.Judge Susan B. Handy and Judge Robert L. Holzberg presided over the event.

On Tuesday, May 5, the Middletown Superior Court set the scene for a reenactment of the Boston Massacre Trial. A joint effort of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and the Connecticut Judicial Branch, the mock trial celebrated Law Day and the legacy of founding father John Adams. Attorneys Wes Horton and Kevin Kane portrayed defense attorney JohnAdams and prosecutor Samuel Quincy, respectively, while Mercy High School’s championship mock trial team served as the jury and CBA staff represented the nine accused British soldiers.

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Ellen T. Wright said...

This is one of the reasons that Mr. Adams is one of my favorite figures in history. What courage!

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I have to agree with Ms.Ellen.