A luncheon honoring the Texas Supreme Court will be held at LeTourneau University’s Allen Family Student Center at 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, featuring remarks by Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, whose topic will be “The Texas Supreme Court—Past and Present.”

Tickets for the luncheon are $30 each and are available to the public on a first come/first served basis. Seating is limited.  Tickets can only be purchased by mail, with checks made payable to LeTourneau University with the notation of “Supreme Court” on the check.  Checks should be mailed to Texas Supreme Court in East Texas, 1725 FM 2751, Longview, Texas, 75605.

The luncheon will follow the court’s hearing of two cases in the university’s Belcher Center as part of Texas Supreme Court Day on campus.  The public is invited to attend the oral arguments from 9 to 11:30 a.m. free of charge.

Those attending the oral arguments and/or the luncheon are advised to arrive early to secure parking and clear security screening.

The Texas Supreme Court visit to LeTourneau University is expected to be an exciting opportunity to educate students and the public about Texas government and give them the opportunity to witness live oral arguments before the Court.

A schedule of events, information about the two cases to be argued, the “Law as a Career Day” for students, and descriptions of the afternoon breakout sessions for the public, students, attorneys and judges are available on the Gregg County Bar Association website www.greggcountybar.com.    For more information about this event, contact Gregg County Bar Association President Jessica LaRue at jessica@harbourlaw.com