It’s Not Too Late to Join in The Fun and Support the CJP!
On Thursday, April 17, 2014 the San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program (CJP) will hold its 5th annual golf tournament at The Quarry Golf Club and we hope that you will able to participate in this fun, relaxing and worthwhile event by becoming a sponsor, putting together a foursome or just playing as an individual. There will be an opportunity to win a brand new 2014 Cadillac ATS Sedan, courtesy of Cavender Cadillac, for the first person to make a hole-in-one on a designated hole. There will also be Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contests and other hole-in-one opportunities to win fabulous prizes including a 3-night stay and play vacation to TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and a set of RAZR X Black Irons 4-SW.
While this annual golf tournament is sure to provide an enjoyable day for the participants, the real winners are the indigent veterans and residents in our community who are able to receive pro bono legal services through the program. To participate in the 5th Annual CJP Golf Tournament as a sponsor, a team or an individual player, please go to bit.ly/CJPgolf to register on-line or contact Suzanne DeWalt at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 210.227.8822 x26. Your participation will go a long way to ensuring the continuation of the valuable services the CJP provides.
We look forward to seeing you out on the fairways!
One of our most cherished national ideals, expressed eloquently by Abraham Lincoln, is “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” It is a principle enshrined in our Nation’s founding documents, from the Declaration of Independence’s assurance that governments derive their powers from the consent of the governed, to the opening three words of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, “We the People.”
The right to vote is the very foundation of government by the people. For this reason, striving to establish and protect every citizen’s right to vote has been a central theme of American legal and civic history. Much of the struggle on voting rights began decades ago, but the work is far from complete, and a citizen’s right to cast a ballot remains at risk today.
As we approach the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 2014 Law Day theme, American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, calls on every American to reflect on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy.
In celebration, the San Antonio Bar Association and San Antonio Bar Foundation will hold the 2014 Law Day luncheon at the AT&T Community Centre, 231 W Commerce St., on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.
San Antonio Bar Association president Rebecca Simmons and the Law Day Committee, chaired by Judge Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has secured retired Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Wallace Jefferson 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 Clem Lyons — 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 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 2014 Law Day celebration!