State Bar of Texas
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State Bar of Texas Law Day and YouTube Contest Awards Presented
AUSTIN – The State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) today presented awards to winners of the 2011 Law Day and YouTube contests.
“The Legacy of John Adams: From Boston to Guantanamo”was the national Law Day theme. Law Day was established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to challenge students to understand how the rule of law impacts their lives, and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy.
State Bar President Terry Tottenham and TYLA Vice President David Courreges presented the awards, with prizes ranging from $50 to $1,000.
The winning entries are:
Poster Contest Grades K-2
Poster Contest Grades 3-5
Poster Contest Grades 6-8
Poster Contest Grades 9-12
The State Bar’s 2011 YouTube video contest awards also were presented as part of the Law Day celebration. Participants were asked to create a 30-second video in the style of a public service announcement on the topic of how lawyers have made a difference in our society.
Winner of a $500 scholarship in the under 18 category is Ryan Nelson of Dallas for his video, "What's Great About Lawyers." Matthew Crouch, an attorney with the Office of the Texas Attorney General in Austin, picked up a $500 prize in the 18 or older category for his video, "What They Gave." Jacob and Erin Lawler of Georgetown received $500 for the People's Choice Award for their video, "Texas Lawyers: Looking Out For You."
Finalists in the under 18 and 18 or older categories were judged by Dallas entertainment lawyer and film producer Sally Helppie, Left Brain Creative video production company director Cathy Davenport, and San Antonio attorney and TYLA officer Alyssa J. Long. The People's Choice Award was based on the number of YouTube views at the time the finalists' videos were submitted for judging.
To view all the entries, visit www.youtube.com/statebaroftexas.
The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas. The Bar provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.