SABA Welcomes Law Day Speaker —
James Haley, author of The Texas Supreme Court:
A Narrative History, May 3
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The promise of equality under the law is what has made America a beacon to other nations. It is a pledge clearly set forth in the Declaration of Independence and in the opening words of the Preamble of the Constitution, “We the People.” It is, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, the proposition to which our nation is dedicated.
The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1963, during the Proclamation’s centennial, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and called upon our nation to live up to the great promise, enshrined in its founding documents, of equality for all. Five decades later, the inspirational words of Rev. Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech continue to resonate and challenge us to live up to our national ideal of equality under the law. The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement can be seen in the strides that have been made against discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
In celebration, the San Antonio Bar Association and San Antonio Bar Foundation will hold the 2013 Law Day luncheon at the AT&T Community Centre, 231 W Commerce St., on Friday, May 3, 2013. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.
San Antonio Bar Association president Andy Kerr and the Law Day Committee, chaired by Judge Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has secured historian and author James L. Haley as keynote speaker. James L. Haley has written numerous books on Texas and Western history, most recently, The Texas Supreme Court: A Narrative History, 1836-1986. Haley grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, attended L. D. Bell High Schoolin Hurst, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in political science. He attended the University of Texas School of Law before becoming a full-time writer. Haley’s work has garnered many awards, including 2 Spur Awards (2002 and 2011) from the Western Writers of America.
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 John E. Clark of Goode Casseb Jones Riklin Coate & Watson, PC — 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.
Individual 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 the San Antonio Bar Association Subpoena. 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.
It is a great honor to have Judge Prado, a respected member of the Judiciary, a long-time active Bar member, a frequent CLE speaker, and enthusiastic leader, to take time out of his exhausting schedule and lend his master of ceremonies’ talents to this most important event in our professional year, in addition to serving as the moderator of what should be a respectful, relevant, and lively keynote panel presentation.
We are anticipating a wonderful turnout, so reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis, secured by registering online at bit.ly/SABAlawday2013 or sending your check, payable to the San Antonio Bar Foundation at 100 Dolorosa, Ste. 500, San Antonio, TX 78205. We look forward to receiving your confirmation of support and seeing you all at our 2013 Law Day celebration!