About Sean May – The run/walk event was created to honor Sean May, who was shot and killed in his backyard when he was returning home from work. May always stressed the importance of acting responsibly, including treating victims, the community, defendants and the courts with dignity and respect.
The memorial race is a wonderful way to honor May, his family, and the legal community. The SMMRW supports the Self-Help Resource Center at the Adams County Justice Center in memory of Sean May and to honor his commitment to helping the community and providing access to justice for all. The center was made possible in part by the proceeds of this event. It provides computers, information, and staff to help people with legal procedural questions. It opened on Jan. 5 2011 and has served thousands of people. The positive impact of the Self-Help Resource Center has been recognized at the state-level and is being pointed to as a model for efficiency. In addition, the 17th JD now has several new Specialty Courts who are also being supported by the SMMRW: Adams County Court for Veterans, Adams County Drug Court, Juvenile Treatment Court, Family Drug Court, and the Truancy Court. Support from the legal community was critical to the center’s creation. Please consider providing your support to ensure its continued success and growth.