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Summer Associates Research Project Begins

Nearly 30 summer associates from ten law firms began the Summer Associates Research Project (SARP) with a kickoff breakfast headlined by Jean and Jerry Moore Southwest Civil Rights Counsel Cheryl Drazin.   Cheryl spoke about the history of ADL, the importance of its work in general, and the significance of the work the summer associates would be doing. “I wanted them

Kase Luncheon a Fitting Tribute to Local Hero and Dedicated Educators

More than 300 people attended the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) 2015 Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Awards luncheon, which honored three Region IV educators for their outstanding efforts to create a school atmosphere that promotes respect for and understanding of diversity.  The event also remembered its namesake, beloved speaker and Houston Holocaust survivor Walter Kase, who passed away earlier this year. ADL

Speak Out Against Discriminatory Bills

ADL is concerned about dozens of bills still pending in the Texas legislature that could end up discriminating against citizens in the name of religious freedom.   We urge you to let House Speaker Joe Straus know you don’t support discrimination and you feel confident he doesn’t support it, either. You can send him your thoughts at: See a sample

Hundreds Applaud Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro at ADL’s 2015 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award Luncheon

Nearly 600  members of Houston’s legal community and their guests helped the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) give the Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award to Melanie Gray of Winston & Strawn, LLP and Mark Wawro of Susman Godfrey L.L.P. April 22. Attorney John McArthur heaped praise on Wawro and Gray, both of whom he’s known for thirty-plus years.   He spoke glowingly about

Houston Law Firms Participate in ADL’s Summer Associate Research Project

Nine Houston law firms will be participating in the Southwest Region’s Summer Associate Research Project (SARP) which involves the firms’ summer associates researching cases and topics for ADL. Every year, ADL provides participating law firms with the topics to be considered, and the firms select what they will have their summer associates research.  The associates then prepare a written memorandum