State Bar of Texas
January 11, 2010

Contact:  Kim Davey, 800.204.2222 x 1713 or 512.427.1713

State Bar of Texas Announces 2010 YouTube Video Contest on the Importance of the Legal System

AUSTIN – The State Bar of Texas is asking Texans to create a 30-second video that answers one of two questions:

  • Why are lawyers important to our society?
  • How is the court system important to our society?

The contest offers three chances to win $500. Videos may be submitted beginning Jan. 15, 2010. The entry deadline is April 1.
"What if our state – and our country – had no lawyers? Or no judges? What would happen to our society?" asks State Bar of Texas President Roland K. Johnson. "We want to know what you think."
Prizes will be awarded to individuals or groups in three categories:

  • $500 scholarship for under 18
  • $500 cash for 18 and over
  • $500 cash for People's Choice Award

Winners also will receive an expenses-paid trip to the awards presentation April 30 in Austin.

See contest rules and details at www.texasbar.com/texansonjustice.

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.