By Kathy Chouteau
Renowned civil rights attorney John Burris and Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton will be the headline guest speakers at East Bay Law Day’s 20th anniversary celebration Thurs., May 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club in Richmond. The event is free to attend but space is limited.
This year’s theme for the 20th anniversary event is “Cornerstones of democracy: Civics, civility and collaboration,” per organizers. The event is held in “appreciation for National Law Day,” and it’s been a holiday since May 1, 1958, when the first Law Day Proclamation occurred under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
A bevvy of hosts for this year’s event include: Michelle Alameda, Steve Alameda, Akiba Malika Britton, Doris Peeler-Brown, J.D., Terrence Cole, Ph.D., DeAnna Ellington, Noble Fields, J.D., Dean Kiel, Attorney Diane Lewis and Uche Uwahemu, J.D., M.A.