Law Day Live was a high-tech, interactive Internet forum created by the Nevada Supreme Court that emphasized the legacy of John Adams, second president of the United States.
Panels in three Nevada courtrooms and a film producer in Washington D.C. were video linked onto a single screen in a public webcast to discuss the rights of those charged with crimes to have legal counsel — a position Adams had advocated even before he was elected president when he represented the British soldiers charged in the Boston Massacre.
During Law Day Live, students and the general public were allowed to ask questions or make comments through Twitter and Facebook. More than 100 students were present in the courtrooms and asked questions directly to the panelists.
“This award from the ABA is a tremendous honor for the Nevada Supreme Court, our justice system, and the educators who helped make this possible,” Chief Justice Nancy Saitta said. “Law Day Live provided students throughout Nevada, as well individuals across the country, with a unique learning experience. I am gratified that the ABA has recognized our efforts.”
The ABA award plaque will be formally presented to Chief Justice Saitta at the ABA Midyear Meeting on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.