FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Tucker Graves, HCCLA President 713-225-4273 office
8th ANNUAL READING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Houston, Texas – June 27, 2017 – In celebration of Independence Day, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) is holding its 8th Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence on Friday, June 30 at 11:30 am. This year’s event will be led by Doug Murphy, the association’s president elect, at the Criminal Justice Center, 1201 Franklin Street, Houston, Texas.
HCCLA’s reading of the Declaration is an annual tradition that was started by HCCLA Past President, Robert Fickman. This year he has organized similar readings across the state in front of over 115 local courthouses.
HCCLA continues to lead Texas with the largest gathering, boasting over 100 local attorneys, judges and Houstonians in attendance.
The Declaration of Independence is our nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty. This sacred document is the founding document of the United States, and contains within its text the fundamental truths and unalienable rights that typify and embody the American way of life: …that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Please join us in honoring our nation’s most sacred document in the spirit of independence:
When: Friday, June 30, 2017
Where: Harris County Criminal Justice Center
1201 Franklin Street , Houston, Texas (Front steps of the courthouse)
Time: 11:30 AM
The Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association is the largest local criminal defense bar in the United States with more than 700 active members.
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