Law Week 2021 a Virtual Success
Law Week went virtual with two public programs that reached over 1200 people and a Texas-wide keynote address for practitioners. Local judges read Marshall the Courthouse Mouse and SABA members spoke at People’s Law School, a free event hosted live online for the public to learn about common legal issues. We appreciate Chief Justice Rebeca Martinez, Judge Antonia Arteaga, Judge Michael Mery, Judge Tina Torres, and Judge Rosie Alvarado for recording this story for our elementary school librarians and students. Share it with your youngest family and friends!
People's Law School
In partnership with St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio Bar Foundation (SABF) had their 27th Annual People's Law School on Saturday, May 1. People's Law School is a free event that allows the public to learn from qualified, local attorneys on relevant and timely topics. Topics for this year's event included Wills and Estate Planning, Protective Orders & Divorces During COVID, Tenants' Rights, Immigration Updates, & Consumer Protection - Home Repairs. Scroll through photos of the People's Law School courses below.
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Law Day Celebration
SABF joined fellow Texas metro bar associations for a one-hour CLE keynote presentation that featured former FBI Director, Louis J. Freeh. Freeh spoke on the 2021 Law Day theme of Advancing the Rule of Law, Now to remind all of us that we the people share the responsibility to promote the rule of law, defend liberty, and pursue justice. This event was free for all SABA members.
2021 Judge Book Reading
Each year, SABA members visit local elementary school libraries to read a Law Day inspired book to young residents, typically 2nd through 5th grades. This year, we recorded judges reading Marshall the Courthouse Mouse, a recommended book about how the Supreme Court of the United States works. This book gives a fun introduction to the Supreme Court while teaching the value of laws and individualism. This recording and a physical copy of the book was distributed to school librarians to share, helping us reach over 1200 students this year! The recording is available to view below.