Luncheons for May, 2011

The Tom DeLay Criminal Trial: An Inside View

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Travis County Assistant District Attorney Gary Cobb will provide a unique, inside view of the trial and conviction of Tom DeLay. Unquestionably, the DeLay case was one of the most important and fascinating public corruption trials in Texas history.

Gary Cobb, an extraordinarily talented trial lawyer, was a lead prosecutor. Lead defense counsel was Dick DeGuerin, also immensely skilled — and well-known for his victories in other public corruption cases. This program will provide a riveting account of Texas politics, crime, courtroom antics and trial tactics.  Don’t miss it.

Speaker: Assistant District Attorney Gary Cobb

Super-Spectacular Door Prizes:

1. Jim Harrington’s book  “Wrestling with Free Speech, Religious Freedom and Democracy in Turkey: The Political Trials and Times of Fethullah Gulen”

2. A bottle of Donald Trump’s hair coloring

3. Obama 2012 bumper stickers

New Reservation Policy Alert – Please note our new policy on canceling reservations.  As a result of recent last-minute cancellations and no-shows, we will have to start charging for persons who make a reservation but do not attend.  The Forum still has to pay for those lunches, and at times we’ve had to absorb over $150 in costs for non-attendees who made reservations.  If you cancel at least 24 hours before the meeting, there will be no charge.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your cooperation.

Cost: lunch is $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members

Parking: 816 Congress Avenue/IBC Bank parking garage. Enter the parking garage on 9th Street, between Colorado and Congress. Bring your ticket to the receptionist on the 7th floor and you will be given a coupon to use to exit the garage at no charge.

Reservation required: To reserve your seat, email jerben@herring-irwin.com or cherring@herring-irwin.com or call Chuck Herring or Judy Erben at 320-0665. Please tell us if you intend to bring a non-member guest and if you have any special dietary concerns. PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, May 20. Seating to this event will definitely be limited.

About the Forum: The Forum meets monthly for lunch to hear Democratic speakers. Membership is $120/yr. Non-members may attend, but members have priority and receive discount prices for lunches.