The Emancipation Proclamation…Law Day CLE
On May 2, 2013, New Orleans attorney Phelps Gay, board member of The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and the A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court, gave a CLE presentation entitled “Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: How the Commander in Chief Created a New Birth of Freedom,” which was held at the Louisiana Supreme Court in conjunction with Law Day 2013. Phelps was introduced by Judge Ethel S. Julien, Orleans Civil District Court Judge and President of A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court.
Over 75 attorneys and members of the public attended the free CLE program, sponsored by the Law Library of Louisiana, The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and the A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court. Also representing the Historical Society board were Judge Marc T. Amy, Third Circuit Court of Appeal and Dean María Pabón López, Loyola University College of Law and co-chair of the Society’s Program Committee.
Phelps Gay’s presentation, which addressed the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, was befitting of Law Day 2013 and its theme of Realizing the Dream: Equal Opportunity for All.