Judges, lawyers, students and Rotarians filled a room at Rose State to share views with Oklahoma City Defense Attorney, Garvin Isaacs on National Law Day, May 1st.
Isaacs has spent the last four decades representing civil and criminal clients in a variety of areas, such as medical malpractice, oil and gas surface damages, automobile products liability, and nursing home wrongful death.
Isaacs shared his concerns about the future of the country in his half-hour presentation. “Look at the status of America. We have to stand up for our constitution and we need to do it now more than any other time in history,” stated Garvin Isaacs. “Our whole country has changed and it’s never going to be the same unless we as citizens do something about it.”
Isaacs suggested the concept of trial by jury, a right afforded through the constitution, is in jeopardy from corporations and big money.
“It’s the job of the Oklahoma citizens to stand up for the rights to and access to the courthouse… it’s time for all of us to realize we are at a turning point in American history,” stated Isaacs.
Law Day is a national day to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms Americans enjoy. The first Presidential proclamation for the day was issued in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Isaacs came to campus at the request of Senator Jim Howell, a Midwest City Rotarian and lawyer. Howell established the James F. Howell “Country Lawyer” endowment at Rose State College through the college Foundation. The endowment provides funds for speakers and lectures in the area of law, criminal justice, and social science.