Houston Grand Opera Performs for Pro Bono (1 Hour Ethics CLE)
Join us on May 3 and 4, when the Houston Grand Opera will premiere a specially-commissioned opera to tell the story of Houston's first known pro bono case: the representation in 1847 by Baker Botts' founder, Peter Gray, of Emeline, a woman of color born to a freed slave but then enslaved herself. Gray argued that because Emeline was born to a free woman, she and her sons could not be held as slaves, and a Houston jury of six white men agreed. (Read more about how this opera came to be.)
The opera will be performed at the picturesque 1910 Courthouse, and proceeds benefit Houston Volunteer Lawyers. The performance has also been accredited for 1 hour Ethics CLE. Limited seating is available. Purchase your tickets today.