State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting and J.L. Turner Luncheon scheduled for this week

Starting on Wednesday, Dallas lawyers will have a week of activities that feature a Supreme Court Justice (scheduled to appear), a Circuit Court Appeals Judge, and two award winning journalists

Judge Carl Stewart – 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

On Wednesday June 24, The J.L. Turner Legal Association -the African-American bar association in Dallas- will host their Thurgood Marshall Luncheon starting at noon the Belo Mansion. The Keynote Speaker will be Judge Carl Steward of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Those scheduled to receive awards at the luncheon include:

Al Ellis – C.B. Bunkley Community Service Award

Judge Phyllis Lister-Brown – L. A. Bedford Distinguished Jurist Award

Thelma Clardy – J. L. Turner Committed Mentor Award Recipient

For questions contact JLTLA President-Elect, Karen McCloud at 214-651-6700 or .

On Thursday and Friday (June 25 & 26), the State Bar of Texas will host their Annual Meeting at the Hilton Anatole. Sessions include a Diversity Forum on Thursday (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) discussing The Current State of Diversity and a 10:15 a.m. discussion titled How Are We Meeting the Challenge of Diversity In These Economic Times? David Brooks of the New York Times will be the luncheon speaker on Thursday.

Friday’s agenda is highlighted by a 9 AM session featuring Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  At Friday’s  luncheon the keynote speaker will be Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of  Team of Rivals: The Political
Genius of Abraham Lincoln.

For more information visit the State Bar website or click here for a full schedule of events for the annual meeting.

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