2015 Law Day Luncheon
‘Magna Carta: Symbol of
Freedom Under Law’ May 1
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Perhaps more than any other document in human history, Magna Carta has come to embody a simple but enduring truth: No one, no matter how powerful, is above the law. In the eight centuries that have elapsed since Magna Carta was sealed in 1215, it has taken root as an international symbol of the rule of law and as an inspiration for many basic rights Americans hold dear today, including due process, habeas corpus, trial by jury, and the right to travel. As we mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, join us on Law Day, May 1, 2015, in commemorating this “Great Charter of Liberties,”and rededicating ourselves to advancing the principle of rule of law here and abroad.
The 2015 Law Day theme — “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law” — celebrates the contributions of the Great Charter of Liberty. The words of the Law Day theme are drawn from the inscription on the Magna Carta Memorial at Runnymede, which the ABA erected in 1957. That granite memorial stands today as a tangible reminder of our commitment to the rule of law, the connections between Magna Carta and the political and legal history of the United States, and the continuing symbolic significance of Magna Carta in the worldwide struggle for rights.
In celebration, the San Antonio Bar Association will hold the 2015 Law Day luncheon in the Historic Courtroom on the 2nd floor of the Bexar County Courthouse, on Friday, May 1, 2015. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.
San Antonio Bar Association president Tom Keyser and the Law Day Committee, chaired by Judge Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has secured Prof. Vincent Johnson as keynote speaker.
It will also be our privilege to honor highly respected members of our profession with the Joe Frazier Brown Award of Excellence — awarded this year to former Fourth Court of Appeals Chief Justice Catherine Stone — as well as the Young Lawyers Liberty Bell Award, Outstanding Mentor Award and Young Lawyer of the Year Award. Please join us in showing our appreciation and respect for these outstanding members of our community.
Table sponsorships, essential to the success of the Law Day program, are available at a cost of $1,000. Sponsorship includes 10 luncheon tickets, a reserved table, recognition in the Law Day program and in the Subpoena newsletter. Sponsor tables will be arranged for the best viewing on a first come, first assigned basis. Sponsorship will assist in lowering costs and ensure maximum attendance at the facility, which has a limited capacity. It will also provide funds to host honorees, as well as community high school, college, and law students, who we invite as table guests. Individual tickets are $50 apiece.
We are anticipating a wonderful turnout, so reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis, secured by registering online at bit.ly/SABAlawday or sending your check, payable to the San Antonio Bar Association, to 100 Dolorosa, Ste. 500, San Antonio, TX 78205. We look forward to receiving your confirmation of support and seeing you all at our 2015 Law Day celebration!