Today HCCLA held its Memorial Dedication Ceremony to pay our respects to those fallen lawyers who have fought for justice. Special thanks to those members who took the time to come celebrate and remember with us. Also, special thanks to the four local judges who made time share this even with us:
- The Honorable Brad Hart, Judge of the 230th District Court;
- The Honorable Ryan Patrick, Judge of the 177th District Court;
- The Honorable Kristin Guiney, Judge of the 179th District Court; and
- The Honorable Marc Brown, Justice of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals.
Past President Mark Bennett also blogged about this event here. Sadly, most of the local judiciary failed to find the time to pay respects despite having been personally invited.
Our practice of honoring our brethren started in 2006 when Past President Robert Fickman implemented this practice and organized the first memorial. Since that time, Past President Earl Musick has continued the tradition by organizing additional ceremonies as necessary.