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Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

The Erie County Bar Association invites you to join us for the Annual Law Day Luncheon. Held at the Bayfront Convention Center Wednesday, May 8 at Noon. This year's Keynote Speaker is Julian Bond

$25/ticket; $200/table of eight 

 The Liberty Bell Award, Chancellor of the Bar and Pro Bono Award recipients will be recognized immediately after lunch, followed by the keynote speaker. 


 Who is Julian Bond?

For four decades, Julian Bond has served the causes of dignity, peace, and freedom. As the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, he continues that service into the new century.

Bond has been on the cutting edge of social change since 1960. Founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he organized voting drives and sit-ins. An elected member of the Georgia House of Respresentatives, Bond was denied his seat by legislators until the intervention of the United States Supreme Court. Co-chairman of an insurgent delegation to the 1968 Democratic Convention, he became the first African American to be nominated for vice president of the United States.

He has delivered his message for equality not only through the political arena. In addition, he appears frequently on "America's Black Forum," the oldest, black-owned television show in syndication; has written a nationally distributed newspaper column; and narrated the award-winning documentaries A Time for Justice and Eyes on the Prize.

Julian Bond has been a first-hand eyewitness to many watershed moments in the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

What is Law Day?
A day set aside nationally to:

  • enhance and expand our education on law-related topics through programs like this one;
  • reflect on our rights and responsibilities as citizens;
  • examine and celebrate the role of laws in our country;
  • remember our country’s legal heritage;
  • reaffirm our dedication to the ideals of equality and justice under law.

RESERVATIONS ARE DUE BY Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Reserve early as seating will be assigned as reservations are received. Tickets will be mailed in advance of the luncheon. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the attendance of a local high school or college student, please contact the ECBA office.