The Texas Young Lawyers Association invited the Texas Supreme Court to Laredo. This is the first time they are in the city. This is also the first time they are here in Webb County. They came to recognize several local judges and lawyers who help those struggling in need of council. Justice Nathan Hecht, "There are six million Texans who live below poverty level and cannot afford basic civil legal service for uncontested divorces, veterans who need benefits, children who need special services at schools." Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, "We're here one to recognize the tremendous work of all the judges, lawyers, all the legal staff in providing representation to those who cannot afford a lawyer." Twelve local individuals received this pro bono star award, but the justices will also hold oral arguments tomorrow to give students a chance to see the Texas Supreme Court in action. Natalie Koehler\Texas Young Lawyers Association, “TAMIU students will be able to witness Supreme Court argument, which it is my understanding this is the first time the Supreme Court has ever been to Laredo. Students will be able to see first hand how the justice system works." The judges will hear a real court case tomorrow at TAMIU, but could not tell us details about the case tonight. The Texas Supreme Court travels out of Austin twice a year to give students and other Texas residents a chance to see the supreme court justice system in action.