RETIRED JUDGE EXHIBITS ART AT COURTHOUSE Retired 4th Court of Appeals Justice Antonio G. Cantu rediscovered his love of art after stepping down from the bench, and now he’s sharing it with the San Antonio legal community. Cantu’s acrylic paintings are displayed in the jury room of the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center in San Antonio as a part of a public exhibit called “Beholding the Beauty of the Insignificant.” “I can’t put into words the feeling I experience each time I go to the courthouse and witness the public gazing at my paintings,” Cantu told the Texas Bar Journal. “What a wonderful unexpected result.” TEXAS WOMEN LAWYERS HONOR JUSTICE Texas Women Lawyers recognized Hon. Carolyn Wright, chief justice of the 5th Court of Appeals, with its Pathfinder Award at its annual meeting and retreat March 3 at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas. The award is given each year to an individual who has advocated for the advancement of women in the law and demonstrates leadership, professionalism, and a commitment to the public interest. AYLA hosts fashion show fundraiser The Austin Young Lawyers Association hosted its third annual Runway for Justice fashion show fundraiser on March 23. More than 150 judges and attorneys attended the event, which raised money for AYLA Foundation projects, including the annual Women’s Resource Fair. Attorneys modeled spring fashions from local retailers Estilo Boutique and Wally’s Menswear. Barbara Jordan American Inn of Court accepting applications The Barbara Jordan American Inn of Court is accepting applications from attorneys and judges in Travis County for the 2017-2018 year. All licensed Texas attorneys are eligible for membership, with a particular focus on diversity and those who have not yet participated in an inn of court. The number of acceptances to the organization is limited and successful applicants are admitted as associates (attorneys licensed less than nine years); barristers (licensed 10-19 years); or masters (licensed 20 years or more). The group meets monthly from September to April, with the first meeting in September being membership orientation. A joint social event with other Austin-area inns of court is held in May. Members can earn CLE credit for presentations and attendance and also have the opportunity to participate in public service projects. Applications should include a letter stating the attorney or judge’s interest, a resume, and two letters of recommendation—preferably from current members—and be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31.
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