Special Day at the Courthouse
Law Week 2019 activities began Friday, February 22 when over 400 special needs students and their teachers visited the Historic 1910 Courthouse for guardianship presentations by local and state judges and attorneys, and received resource guides about special education law.
Poster Outreach Workshops
Also in February, the HBA, the Asian American Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association, the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, and the Houston Lawyers Association sponsored Law Day Poster Outreach Workshops for children in the Chinese Community, East End, and Alvin.
Essay, Photography and Poster Contests
The HBA’s annual Law Week Poster, Essay, and Photography contests ran through Friday, March 1 at 5:00 p.m., with all Harris County-area students invited to participate. Cash prizes for students and their teachers are generously underwritten by: Icon Wealth Partners, LLC, Stratos Legal, and 3b Studio. Winners will be recognized online and in publications and programs. Selected entries will be on display in courthouses and professional buildings downtown. First-place winners will automatically be entered in the statewide contest.
Law Week Readings
From April 15 to May 10, volunteers from the Law Week Committee, the Lawyers for Literacy Committee, the Speakers Bureau Committee, and others will read The Nantucket Sea Monster: A Fake News Story by Darcy Pattison to elementary students in 100 schools throughout Harris County and donate the book to each school’s library. Contact Bonnie Simmons at email@example.com with inquiries.
Law Day Contest Entry Displays
Various posters, as well as a copy of the winning essay and a description of Law Day, were displayed for two weeks at various locations in downtown Houston, open for public viewing.
Law Day Luncheon
The Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) & Foundation’s annual Law Day Luncheon took place Friday, May 10, with Charles “Chip” Babcock serving as keynote speaker. HYLA presented its Woodrow Seals Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and the HYLA Outstanding Mentor Award at the event. The HBA awarded its first place winners for the Law Day Poster, Essay, and Photography Contests.
Dialogue on Freedom
In October, the Law Week Committee will send teams of judges, lawyers and law students to area high schools for an interactive Dialogue on Freedom presentation based on this year’s Law Day theme.
Contact Bonnie Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 759-1133 with any questions regarding the HBA’s Law Week activities.