SAVE THE DATE: This year’s Atticus Finch Day will be held starting at noon on Friday, April 27 in the atrium of the Brazos County Administration Bld., 200 South Texas Avenue in Bryan. Social begins at 11:30 a.m.
This year’s speaker is Michael Morton, famed exoneree and author of Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace. Despite an absolute lack of physical evidence, Mr. Morton was wrongfully convicted of the brutal murder of his wife in 1986 and spent 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Exonerated by John Raley and the Innocence Project, Mr. Morton is working to improve the criminal justice system and keep it transparent in efforts to prevents others from going through what he experienced.
In addition to Mr. Morton, Judge Amanda Matzke will be delivering our invocation and remarks. Judge Matzke is the presiding judge over County Court at Law 1 in Brazos County.
Atticus Finch Day was established to reflect on the noble goals of the legal profession as expressed in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Each year, local lawyers rededicate themselves to using their law licenses for the public good, committing to each other that they will endeavor to zealously represent their clients ethically and without tearing each other apart.