Saturday, October 6, 2007

Texans on Justice Contest on YouTube

The State Bar of Texas will sponsor a contest on YouTube, a video-sharing Web site."We are the first bar association in the United States - in the world - to have a YouTube contest," says Walton, a partner in Houston's Vinson & Elkins.

On Sept. 28, State Bar President Gib Walton launched the Bar's YouTube contest, "Lone Star Stories: Texans on Justice," and invited Texans of all ages as well as lawyers licensed in Texas to submit three-minute-or-less original videos that illustrate their vision of the promise of justice for all.
The contest is part of the "Let's Do Justice for Texas", A new public education initiative by the State Bar.
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A public initiative that Walton announced after he was sworn in as the Bar's president in June. This is another way of getting the citizens of Texas to understand the value of the justice system and the role they play in it, Walton says of the contest.

The contest offers entrants a chance to win $2,500 in each of two categories.
Those in the younger-than-18 category are competing for a $2,500 scholarship. The State Bar will award a $2,500 cash prize to the winning contestant in the 18-and-older category.
Contestants can submit videos between Oct. 15 and Dec. 15.
The State Bar will award the prizes to the winners in each category during the Bar board's Jan. 25, 2008, meeting in Grapevine. Sirman says the Bar has not yet selected the judges for the contest.
Walton says he is anxious for the videos to start coming in. "We know Texans have opinions," Walton says. "I'm looking forward to what Texans have to say.

"We're the State Bar of Texas. Let's protect the basics. Let's do justice for Texas! And, hopefully, let's have some fun while we're doing it!."
Closing lines from,
Gib Walton's Acceptance Speech
June 22, 2007 - San Antonio, Texas

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