Jacksonville Bar Association Recognized for “Law Week” Outreach
Led by Terrell • Hogan attorney and Jacksonville Bar Association past-president Alan Pickert, the JBA was recognized by the American Bar Association for its Law Week program. The JBA is one of only five Bars nationwide to be recognized for the program.
The ABA’s 2006 theme for Law Day was “Liberty Under Law: Separate Branches, Balanced Powers,” underscoring the importance that all Americans understand what our country’s founders intended and accomplished in creating a government of separate powers.
The JBA planned an entire week’s worth of activities to spread this message, including a poster contest and judicial presentations for local schoolchildren, a book and art supply drive, and a Law Day luncheon featuring former Sen. and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, after an invitation on behalf of the Bar by his personal friend, Wayne Hogan of Terrell • Hogan.
“We are thrilled to have our hard work recognized by the ABA,” said Pickert. “But even more importantly, we were able to reach out and help educate our community about the importance of the rule of law.”