Henderson State University observed Constitution Day Sept. 18 with a presentation by Dan Turner, prosecutor-elect for Clark County. The program was entitled Our Constitution: Some Things Should Never Change.
Turner is the prosecutor-elect for the 9th East Judicial District of Arkansas. He has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for more than 20 years in Clark, Garland, Perry and Pulaski Counties.
He is a former member of the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation, the National District Attorneys Association, and formerly served as president of the Clark County Bar Association. He is also a founding partner of the law firm Arnold, Batson, Turner & Turner handling consumer and civil cases and other matters of general practice.
Turner has been recognized in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America by the National Trial Lawyers Association and has served as a member of the National Association of Consumer Lawyers.
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on Sept. 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.
The event is free and open to the public, and is presented locally by Henderson State’s Social Sciences Department.