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State Bar sponsors contest

AUSTIN — The State Bar of Texas has launched a first-ever YouTube video contest on the justice system, “Lone Star Stories: Texans on Justice.”
The contest aims to inspire and engage Texas citizens, young and old, by asking them to create a video on the theme: “Texans capturing the promise of justice for all.”
The contest offers a chance to win $2,500 in two categories: ages 18 and older, and under 18. Entrants will create an original video — three minutes or less — about the promise of justice for all. Entries will be accepted between Oct. 15 and Dec. 15, 2007. Rules and an entry form are available at www.texasbar.com/texansonjustice. Information is also posted at www.youtube.com/group/texansonjustice.
The contest is part of the State Bar’s “Let’s do Justice for Texas” public education initiative. The State Bar is reaching out to citizens of all ages, encouraging them to better understand the importance and value of the justice system in their daily lives, and to be more invested in the institutions that protect their rights.
“YouTube is a powerful new medium that encourages creativity, conversation and connections. We wanted to tap into that energy,” State Bar President Gib Walton, a partner with Vinson & Elkins in Houston, said. “We know Texans have opinions. I’m looking forward to seeing what Texans have to say!”