Texas Lawyers Auxiliary honors 2014 Teacher of the Year

The Texas Lawyers Auxiliary recently met at the Texas Law Center in Austin to celebrate the 2014 Teacher of the Year.

The award is presented annually to a high school teacher who offers his or her students opportunities and experiences in the field of law. This year, Kim Grosenbacher, a government teacher at Champion High School in Boerne, was recognized.

At the award breakfast Oct. 6, Grosenbacher shared with Texas Lawyers Auxiliary members the various programs and activities she uses in her classroom. These range from encouraging students to create their own government lessons (cooking classes and music videos are just two examples) to mock trials and in-class legal debates.

Grosenbacher ensures that each of her students is equipped with a pocket Constitution and works to not only educate her students on the legal system, but also to encourage a sense of civic responsibility and engagement.

Texas Lawyers Auxiliary holding awards dinner October 2

The Texas Lawyers Auxiliary is holding an awards dinner on Sunday, October 2 to honor Teacher of the Year Patience LeBlanc and Lifetime Achievement Recipient Judy Abright Troy. The dinner will be at Carmelo's Italian Restaurant in Austin. The Texas Lawyers Auxiliary will hold their board meeting the following day on Monday, October 3 at the Texas Law Center in Austin. For information on how to RSVP for the dinner and to learn more about the Texas Lawyers Auxiliary, you may visit http://www.texasbar.com/tla.

TLA's Teacher of the Year Award deadline is approaching

In recognition of the vital role that teachers play in law-related education, the Texas Lawyers' Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual High School Teacher of the Year Award. The award honors public and private high school teachers in Texas who have made significant contributions in law-related education, developing and supporting programs which enhance awareness of legal rights and the American legal system. Candidates may be nominated by teachers or principals. The entry deadline is April 15, 2011. Download application.