Civil Rights Summit: A roundup of Texas Bar Blog coverage

Pictured: Attorneys David Boies, center, and Theodore Olson, right, discuss their joint effort in arguing against California's Proposition 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court during "Gay Marriage: A Civil Right?", a panel moderated by John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, at the Civil Rights Summit on Tuesday. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly, courtesy of LBJ Foundation)

The LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit wrapped up Thursday after three days of panel discussions and speeches about the history and future of civil rights.

The Texas Bar Blog covered many of the activities, and you can find links to the stories below.

The event was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In June, the State Bar of Texas 2014 Annual Meeting will also commemorate the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with speeches from Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the legislation, and LBJ Presidential Library director Mark Updegrove, among others.

Visit texasbar.com/annualmeeting for more information.

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UT historian to speak on Civil Rights Act at SBOT Annual Meeting

University of Texas historian Jeremi Suri will discuss the worldwide effects of the Civil Rights Act at the 2014 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Austin.

Suri will present “How the Civil Rights Act Has Impacted the World” from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. June 27 as part of the meeting’s continuing legal education programming.

The meeting, set for June 26-27 at the Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with a variety of activities, including a keynote speech by Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the act, and LBJ Presidential Library director Mark Updegrove.

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LBJ daughter, library director to speak at SBOT Annual Meeting

The State Bar of Texas today is pleased to announce additional keynote speakers for its 2014 Annual Meeting in Austin, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the act, and LBJ Presidential Library director Mark Updegrove will speak at the Bench Bar Breakfast on Friday, June 27.

Later that day, National Constitution Center President & CEO Jeffrey Rosen will speak at the meeting’s General Session Luncheon.

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Former NSA director to speak at 2014 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting

Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Bobby R. Inman, a former National Security Agency director, has accepted an invitation to speak at the 2014 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Austin.

Inman, who also is a former deputy director of Central Intelligence, will speak on national security Thursday, June 26 at the annual Bar Leaders Recognition Luncheon. The luncheon is part of the State Bar’s Annual Meeting, set for June 26-27, 2014, at the Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center.

Click here for more information about the State Bar’s Annual Meeting or to reserve a hotel room at the group rate. Follow the State Bar of Texas on Facebook and Twitter for more updates as the meeting approaches.

Deadline for State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting Resolutions

According to Board policy, resolutions must be filed at the Texas Law Center by 5 p.m. April 1, 2013, to be considered at the Annual Meeting in Dallas, June 20-21, 2013.

State Bar Rules require that proposed resolutions be filed with the Executive Director, according to these guidelines. Proposed resolutions should be sent to: State Bar Executive Director, P.O. Box 12487, Austin, TX 78711-2487. The State Bar Resolutions Committee will consider adopting resolutions during the Annual Meeting and submit its recommendations to attendees of the General Session. Adopted resolutions express the majority opinion of individuals attending the General Session, not the majority opinion of State Bar membership.

For more information, please contact Candiss Held (800) 204-2222, Ext. 1416 or cheld@texasbar.com.