Light of Justice Luncheon

Benefiting Texas Defender Service

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at Noon

The Astorian
2500 Summer Street
Houston, TX 77007

Registration and VIP reception at 11am. Complimentary valet.


Chair

Mark Wawro


Keynote Speaker

Stephen B. Bright
Yale Law

Stephen B. Bright is Professor of Practice at the Georgia State College of Law and teaches at the law schools at Yale and Georgetown. He has tried capital cases before juries in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, and argued cases before state and federal appellate courts in the South. He has argued four cases before the United States Supreme Court. The Court held that there was racial discrimination in the selection of juries in three of the cases and that a man had a right to expert assistance at his capital trial in Alabama in the fourth. He spent 35 years with the Southern Center for Human Rights, first as director and then as president and senior counsel. Subjects of his litigation, teaching and writing include capital punishment, legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, conditions and practices in prisons and jails, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, judicial independence, and sentencing. He received the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award in 1998. The Daily Law Report, Georgia’s legal newspaper, named him “Newsmaker of the Year” in 2003 for his contribution to bringing about creation of a public defender system in Georgia, and “Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 for his success in challenging racial discrimination before the Supreme Court. His curriculum vitae and publications are available at www.law.yale.edu/faculty/SBright.htm.


Light of Justice Award Recipients

Douglas Armstrong Legal Team
Maslon LLP

Maurie Levin, ESQ.

Ayestas Legal Team
Phillips Black
O’Melveny & Meyers
Prof. Sheri Lynn Johnson
Cornell Law School


Light of Justice Luncheon Underwriting Opportunities

Torch Bearer – $25,000

  • Pre-Luncheon VIP Reception for you and your guests
  • Two tables for ten in a premium location
  • Verbal acknowledgment from the podium during the event
  • Logo recognition in the event’s printed materials as a Torch Bearer Underwriter
  • Logo on TDS’s website, newsletter, and the event’s viewing screen

Champion for Justice – $15,000

  • Pre-Luncheon VIP Reception for you and your guests
  • Table for ten in a premium location
  • Verbal acknowledgment from the podium during the event
  • Logo recognition in the event’s printed materials as a Champion for Justice Underwriter
  • Logo on TDS’s website, newsletter, and the event’s viewing screen

Beacon for Justice – $10,000

  • Table for ten
  • Verbal acknowledgment from the podium during the event
  • Acknowledgment in the event’s printed materials as a Beacon for Justice Underwriter
  • Logo on TDS’s website, newsletter, and the event’s viewing screen

Voice for Justice – $5,000

  • Table for ten
  • Acknowledgment in the event’s printed materials as aVoice for Justice Underwriter
  • Logo on TDS’s website, newsletter, and the event’s viewing screen

Patron for Justice – $3,000

  • Table for ten
  • Acknowledgment in the event’s printed materials as a Patron for Justice Underwriter
  • Logo on TDS’s website, newsletter, and the event’s viewing screen

Individual Tickets – $250

Sponsorship & Tickets

*Fair market value is $60 per ticket.

Thank You to Our Generous Underwriters!

Beacon for Justice


Voice for Justice

Melanie Gray & Mark Wawro

Nancy McGregor & Neal Manne

Louisa Stude Sarofim

Phoebe & Bobby Tudor


Patron for Justice