Annual Meeting and Appellate Song Lyrics Contest
The State Bar of Texas Appellate Section is holding its Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 2, 2010. The meeting will take place at 4:25 p.m., immediately following the Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.
The Annual Meeting will include a brief business meeting and the performance of the winning entries of the Appellate Song Lyrics Contest. The meeting will be followed by a cocktail reception honoring the judiciary. Section Members will receive one free drink ticket for the reception at registration, and attendees of the meeting will receive an additional ticket.
Calling All Appellate Songwriters!
In connection with the Annual Meeting, the Appellate Section is pleased to announce its fourth annual Appellate Song Lyrics Contest. Contestants must change the lyrics of a well-known song to give it an “appellate” touch. The winning entries will be performed live by a professional singer at the annual meeting.
Prizes include gift certificates for restaurants, stores, and State Bar CLE programs. Winning song lyrics will be published on the Section website and in The Appellate Advocate.
APPELLATE SONG LYRICS CONTEST RULES
- All song lyrics must relate in some loose fashion to appellate law, appellate courts, or the appellate community. Lyrics may be for all or part of any well-known song.
- No more than one entry may be submitted per contestant.
- All entries must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2010.
- By submitting an entry, a contestant: (a) certifies that the submitted work is original; and (b) grants a non-exclusive license to the Appellate Section to read, use, and publish the work in any form of oral, print, or electronic medium.
- Any entrant who is not a dues-paid member of the Appellate Section on September 2, 2010 is ineligible to win prizes. Any Appellate Section officer, member of the Annual Meeting Committee, or Appellate Song Lyrics Contest Judge is ineligible to win prizes. Persons who are ineligible to win prizes may still submit entries, which may be read at the awards ceremony and printed thereafter
- Winners will be announced with much hoopla at the Appellate Section Annual Meeting on September 2, 2010 in Austin. The choice and number of prizes will be within the unfettered discretion of the judges. The decision of the judges is final and unappealable. Contestants need not be present to win. Offer void where prohibited by law.