Virtual ABA Law Day program to focus on the rule of law and issues of access

The American Bar Association will continue its celebration of Law Day 2021 in a free virtual public program. The live online panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, May 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The program, “Advancing the Rule of Law Now: Access and Accountability, A Call to Action” highlights the ABA Law Day theme, “Advancing the Rule of Law Now,” from the perspective of access and accountability, including access to justice, opportunity, public goods or services under law, and guaranteeing of rights; also the accountability of elected officials and law enforcement officers.

“The ABA is excited to offer this virtual educational program as well as the wealth of additional resources about the rule of law on the Law Day webpage,” ABA President Patricia Lee Refo said. “These programs and tools help us deepen our understanding of the rule of law and remind us of our shared responsibility to advance the rule of law now.”

Joining Refo for the webinar will be: Will Gunn, national chair of Law Day; Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Montrece Ransom, director, National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training, National Network of Public Health Institutes; Ellen Rosenblum, attorney general of Oregon; Juan Thomas, former National Bar Association president; of counsel Quintairos, Prieto, Wood, & Boyer, P.A.; and Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA, School of Law.

The public can register for the free program at

The program will be recorded. It will also be livestreamed on YouTube (@ABA Division for Public Education.)