Celebrity Staff recently honored administrative professionals and those working in the legal field during Administrative Professional’s Day on April 22 and Law Day on May 1.
Admin Day, formerly known as Professional Secretaries Day, was created by The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), formally called the National Secretaries Association, as an event to recognize the valuable contributions of office support staff and to encourage students to consider careers as administrative professionals.
A common misconception is that Administrative Professionals Week was started by greeting card manufactures and candy companies, when in reality the event was created by IAAP to recognize administrative professionals. Since 1952, the event is held annually during the last full week in April.
On the other hand, Law Day, an annual event always held on May 1, was established by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 as a day to honor the “national dedication to the principle of government under laws.” Marked with community events and academic programs hosted by state bar associations, the day is much more than a celebration of lawyers, but a day to recognize the role of courts in our democracy.
Each year the American Bar Association chooses a theme for Law Day. This year’s theme, A Legacy of Liberty, was chosen in honor of President Abraham Lincoln commemorating the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth. Regarded by many as our nation’s greatest and most eloquent president, Lincoln devoted much of his adult life to the practice of law and was the quintessential American lawyer-president.
Celebrity Staff is privileged to work with qualified administrative and legal professionals and would like to once again thank those who help advance the profession of law and support our office and the offices of our client companies. We appreciate all the wonderful work you do each day.