Beasley Allen attorney Chad Stewart will co-chair the Alabama State Bar’s annual Law Day celebration. Law Day was established nationally on May 1, 1958, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The annual observation of Law Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the rule of law and to underscore how law and the legal process contribute to society. This year’s Law Day theme reflects the somber truth that the current funding crisis experienced by the court system, the third branch of e freedoms we share. The theme for Alabama’s 2012 Law Day is “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.” Court funding cutbacks affect all Alabama government, exerts a disproportionate impact on the wheels of justice. The Alabama State Bar is calling for entries from students in grades K-12 across the state for a creative competition based on this year’s theme, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.” Students may submit entries using social media, posters or essays. Information and entry forms can be found on the state bar website at www.alabar.org/lawday or by calling 800-354-6154, extension 2126, for contest entry information. The deadline is March 30, 2012. Law Day is May 1.