Law Day 2012 provides the organized bar and bench with a focused opportunity to highlight the role of the nation?s courts in our constitutional democracy and to foster public understanding about the judiciary. This effort is especially appropriate and timely next year as the nation marks the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Law Day also presents an opportunity for me to take a closer look at what inspires me in my chosen profession, as well as to educate the public about the important role the law plays in shaping our everyday lives.

I was pleased to participate as a volunteer lawyer this year at Community Care College. The law fair was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Organizations such as Big Brothers & Sisters of Oklahoma, Credit Counseling Centers of Oklahoma, Human Skills & Resources, League of Women Voters, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc., LIFE Senior Services, Social Security Administration, The Little Light House, Tulsa Casa, Inc, Tulsa City County Library, Tulsa County Election Board, TULSA SPCA and the University of Tulsa College of Law were a part of the Community Law Fair.

Other Law Day events:

Lawyers in the Library: Tuesday at various times and libraries.?Attorney volunteers will offer free legal advice.

Ask a Lawyer: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. April 28 at OETA Tulsa Studio. Attorney volunteers will offer 12 hours of nonstop free legal advice.

School activities: Judge Daman Cantrell has helped start mock trials, visits to the courthouse, roundtable discussions and youth court presentations. Some schools will also get surprise visits from John Adams, as portrayed by Judge Richard Woolery in full-period costume.