State Bar of Texas
June 7, 2012

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Valley Area Individuals and Organizations Honored by State Bar of Texas

HOUSTON — Presentation of awards honoring exceptional service to the public and the legal profession will be a highlight of the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 14–15, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

The following Valley Area individuals will be honored:

Pablo Almaguer, a Presidential Citation acknowledging his thoughtful insight into numerous issues facing the Bar and the legal profession and his conscientious commitment to ensuring that our justice system is available to all Texans regardless of ability to pay.

Victor Villarreal, Outstanding First Year Director, presented by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He assisted with many projects throughout the year and tripled the number of TYLA’s followers on Twitter and Facebook as a member of its Marketing committee. Most notably, Villarreal coordinated the first annual “Attorneys without Borders” series in Laredo, marking the first time the Supreme Court of Texas visited Webb County, resulting in more than 300 students attending the court’s oral arguments.

Hidalgo County Bar Association, Star of Achievement for its Women’s Bar Section Heart Gallery.

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.

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