Dallas Bar Association

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to Speak At Dallas Bar Association

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) will be at the Belo Mansion on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. to present “Civics Education Within the Middle Schools.”

As the U.S. Supreme Court’s first woman member, Justice O’Connor served from 1981 to 2006. Before this, she served in a range of state, county, and municipal judicial, legislative and legal positions.

During her time on the bench and since, Justice O’Connor has been a strong advocate for fair and impartial courts, state judicial selection reform, civic education in the nation’s schools and advancement of the rule of law in developing democracies across the globe.

“We must insist that civic education begin early and continue throughout the educational experience. It is never too late to learn what makes our country special and our role in protecting it. But it will be too late for our nation if we refuse to take civic education seriously,” she wrote in an article titled Closing America’s Civic Education Deficit.

 The event is sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practice, Appellate Law, Corporate Counsel, Business Litigation and Trial Skills Sections, Cooper & Scully, P.C. and Shannon Gracey, LLP.

To RSVP for this event, contact Mary Ellen Johnson at mjohnson@dallasbar.org or (214) 220-7474.

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