NORWICH – The 2015 Law Day celebration, organized by the Chenango County Bar Association, was held at the Chenango County courthouse on Friday. Each year, the event pays tribute to those who resolutely uphold the Constitution and rights it guarantees, be they judges, lawyers, community members or students.
Presiding over this year’s event were retired Chenango County Judge Howard Sullivan, Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth B. Garry, and sitting Chenango County Judge Frank B. Revoir.
With an emphasis on preserving law for future generations, special recognition was paid to the Gilbertsville-Mount Upton School District mock trail team, which outperformed teams from all over the county and beyond, and became the winning team of the 2015 mock trial competition. An award was presented by New Vision Law and Government program teacher and Chenango County mock trial coordinator Michael Genute to the 19 students of the G-MU team, as well as their advisors.
The Chenango County Bar Association also awarded another college scholarship – the third one that they have given in the last year. The Bar Association Scholarship is for students who plans to attend college enrolled in a law-focused program.