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NEWS | May 9, 2016

JB Charleston legal team hosts mock court-martial

By Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Joint Base Charleston legal team hosts a mock court-martial for 5th grade students from Lambs Elementary. Students from Lambs Elementary acted as jurors, lawyers, and bailff during the mock trial. This was the second year where JB Charleston legal team opened their courtroom doors for students to learn the military legal process in celebration of Law Day. President Dwight Eisenhower established the first Law Day in 1958 to mark the nation's commitment to the rule of law. In 1961, Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day. Every president since then has issued a Law Day proclamation on May 1 to celebrate the nation's commitment to the rule of law.