Law Week 2018 activities begin in February when over 400 special needs students and their teachers are invited to the historic 1910 Courthouse for presentations by local and state judges and attorneys, as well as assistance with ideas for creating posters and photos for the HBA’s Law Day contests.
Also in February, the HBA joined the Asian American Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association, and the Mexican-American Bar Association to sponsor Law Day Poster Workshops for children in the Chinese Community and East End.
The HBA’s annual Law Week Poster, Essay, and Photography contest ran through March 2, with all area schools invited to participate. Cash prizes for students and their teachers are generously underwritten by: Icon Wealth Partners, LLC, Stratos Legal, and 3b Studio. Entries will be on display in courthouses and professional buildings downtown.
From late April through early May, volunteers from the Law Week Committee, the Lawyers for Literacy Committee, the Speakers Bureau Committee, and others will read Marshall the Courthouse Mouse to elementary students in 100 schools throughout Harris County and donate the book to each school’s library. Schools: Click here to sign up for Law Week Readings at your school. Attorneys: Click here to volunteer as a reader.
The annual Law Day Luncheon, sponsored by the Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) & Foundation, was Tuesday, April 24, 2018, with the Honorable Lee Rosenthal serving as keynote speaker. HYLA presented its Woodrow Seals Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and the HYLA Outstanding Mentor Award at the event. The HBA also awarded its first place winners for the Law Day Poster, Essay, and Photography Contests.
Contact Bonnie Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 759-1133 with any questions regarding the HBA’s Law Week activities.