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04/17/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/16/2018 23:09

Media Advisory: Ukrainian judicial delegation visits Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2018
Contact: Amy Starnes
Public Information Director, State Bar of Texas
(800) 204-2222, ext. 1706, or (512) 427-1706
[email protected]

Media Advisory:
Ukrainian judicial delegation visits Texas

What: A reception to host and honor a delegation of Ukrainian judges visiting Texas. The event is hosted by the State Bar of Texas, Supreme Court of Texas, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Third Court of Appeals.

When: 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24

Where: Texas Law Center, 1414 Colorado, Austin, TX, 78701

Additional Information: Following the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. created the Open World Leadership Center to sponsor small groups of leaders from various countries as they visited the United States to gain firsthand knowledge and exposure to the American system of participatory democracy. Since its inception, more than 25,000 mayors, governors, lawyers, business leaders, legislators, teachers, and medical personnel have visited the United States in this fashion. The current delegation is composed of some of the most senior judges in Ukraine. Their goal is to learn about ICT, e-governance, e-filing, and its role in an effective judiciary. The US-Ukraine Foundation is co-sponsoring this delegation to Texas, along with East Texas Friends of Ukraine.

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