Law Day 2012 theme, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom” | Events
TYLER — The Smith County Bar Association and the Smith County Bar Foundation will celebrate Law Day with a luncheon on Friday, May 4 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. The cost of the luncheon is $25.00 per person and reservations are due by Monday, April 30. Checks should be made payable to Smith County Bar Foundation, 100 North Broadway Ave. 21B, Tyler, TX 75702-7201 or by credit card online at www.smithcountybar.com.
Awards to be presented at this year’s event include:
Justinian Award – Tom Henson
Award of Excellence – Jim Huggler
Young Lawyer of the Year – Greg Kimmel
Liberty Bell Award – Donna Ashby
New to the event this year is the establishment of a Law Day Endowment by the Smith County Bar Foundation. Contributions to the fund, made in honor of current and past recipients of the awards, will go to fund community projects such as the Courthouse model currently on display at the Discovery Science Place Children’s Museum.
Another example of community service that the Association does is sponsoring an essay contest, for high school students and a poster contest, for grades K through 5, celebrating this year’s national theme of No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.
The Essay contest winners are:
1st Place - Madison Behm (who also placed third in the State Bar of Texas Law Day contest)
2nd Place - Brandon Lackner
3rd Place - Max S. McKinley
The poster contest winners were K-2
For additional information regarding the Law Day 2012 events, please contact Cristy Keul at 903-526-2700.
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