The Chattanooga Bar Association presents the annual Law Day USA Celebration with a luncheon on Friday.
In recognition of the approaching 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the theme "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters" calls on every American to reflect on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote and the challenges that remain to ensuring all Americans have the opportunity to participate in democracy.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Fred Gray. Veteran civil rights attorney Dr. Gray's legal career began in the midst of America's modern day civil rights movement. He began his legal career as a sole practitioner, less than a year out of law school, and at 24, he represented Mrs. Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus, the action that initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Dr. Gray was also Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s first civil rights lawyer. This was the beginning of a legal career that now spans over 45 years.
The luncheon will be at noon at the Marriott at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Cost is $45 for CBA members (Price includes lunch and .50 Hour DUAL CLE Credit), or $55 for CBA Members (includes Dr. Gray's Book, "Bus Ride To Justice", lunch and .50 CLE Credit).
RSVP to the CBA office at 602-9430.