Civics Class- OPEN TO ALL AGES- Complimentary lunch

       

Judge Laura Parker and Justice Jason Pulliam

Please join us on April 15th at FEAST for an informative Civics class for all ages. We will have special music and juice starting promptly at 9:45 am. Please arrive promptly so that we can honor our speakers and show respect to everyone's time. Our speakers will each share with the class and follow their presentations with a time of Q&A from the audience.  Our speakers for April will be Judge Laura Parker and Justice Jason Pulliam of the Fourth Court of Appeals. You may read their biographies and come prepared to expand your knowledge in these fields.  We thank God for His blessings on this class for over ten years. We will be looking for YOU.

We conclude our meeting with a complimentary lunch. Lunch is made possible by sponsorships. In order to be a good steward, we need families to RSVP early and to attend after the RSVP-unless an emergency arises. Entire families and friends are encouraged to attend the meeting. Business casual dress is requested during our meetings.   There is no fee to participate in our Civics meetings.  Come and learn about our community and invite others to come with you! Please bring a monetary donation for FEAST for the use of the room and their staffing assistance during the year. An offering basket will be on the table as you enter the room. Checks may be made payable to FEAST and are tax deductible. Thank you for showing your appreciation to FEAST.

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Contact Gale at (210) 355-0575 or by email at hopegale50@gmail.com


Judge Laura Parker

Judge Parker was appointed to the 386th District Court in September of 1999. She presides over a general jurisdiction court with a preference for juvenile matters. Judge Parker is board certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to her regular juvenile docket, Judge Parker presides over three specialty courts, a juvenile drug court, a mental health court for girls and a court program for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking court called "Restore". In 2011, the Governor appointed Judge Parker to serve on the executive board of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the state agency overseeing juvenile justice in Texas. She is the Chair of the Bexar County Juvenile Board and previously served as the Local Administrative Judge for the Bexar County District Courts. She is also a frequent lecturer on juvenile law topics. Prior to her appointment to the 386th District Court, Judge Parker served as an assistant district attorney in Bexar County. She obtained her B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Vassar College in 1987 and graduated cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1992. In addition to her judicial duties, Judge Parker serves on the board of directors for Communities in Schools, the ChildSafe Advisory Council, and is active with SA 100 and Impact San Antonio. She also served on the Juvenile Law Council of the State Bar of Texas from 2003-2009 and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

 

Justice Jason Pulliam

Justice Jason Pulliam serves on the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas.  Governor Rick Perry appointed Justice Pulliam to the Fourth Court on January 8, 2015.  Prior to serving on the Court of Appeals, Justice Pulliam was Judge of Bexar County, County Court at Law No. 5 from 2010-2014.  As Judge of County Court at Law No. 5, Justice Pulliam handled criminal cases such as Driving While Intoxicated, Assault, Theft, Possession of Marijuana, and other violations of the Texas Penal Code.  Justice Pulliam also presided over civil cases with a maximum jurisdictional limit of $200,000.  Justice Pulliam made County Court No.5 available to hear matters from the Civil District Court Presiding system to assist the District Court Judges with cases.  Prior to his service on the bench, Justice Pulliam worked for William “Bill” Ford at the law firms of Ball &Weed, P.C. and Ford & Massey, P.C.  Justice Pulliam also served as a JAG or military lawyer in the United States Marine Corps from 2000-2004.  In 2002, he was the recipient of the Eastern Region Defense Counsel of the Year award.  Justice Pulliam graduated from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law with honors.  He served as a senior staff member on the school’s law review.  He earned a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Brooklyn College.