State Bar of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2014
Lowell Brown, communications division director
State Bar of Texas
800-204, 2222, ext. 1713, or 512-427-1713
State Bar of Texas to honor Rio Grande Valley attorneys at
AUSTIN — Presentations of awards honoring exceptional service to the
public and the legal profession will be a highlight of the State Bar of
Texas Annual Meeting, to be held June 26-27 at the Hilton Austin and
Austin Convention Center.
The following Rio Grande Valley attorneys are among those being
- Thirteenth Court of Appeals Justice Gina M.
Benavides of Edinburg, who will receive the Judge of the Year
Award from the State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section.
- Joshua Caldwell of McAllen, who, along with Lisa
Richardson of Round Rock, will receive the State Bar of Texas
Presidents’ Award. Caldwell, a board member of Law Focused
Education, Inc., and Richardson, a member of the Law Focused Education
Committee, were instrumental in implementing the State Bar of Texas
civics education program “I was the first. Vote for
Me!” in several school districts throughout the Rio Grande
Valley and the Williamson County area. With the support of their
local bar associations, Caldwell and Richardson conducted classroom
presentations, contacted school districts to organize presentations for
other attorneys, and served as advisors for attorneys interested in
conducting the program.
- Eduardo R. Rodriguez of Brownsville, a former
State Bar of Texas president (2005-2006), who will receive the Luther H.
Soules Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Practice of Law from
the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section. The award recognizes Texas
legal practitioners who demonstrate outstanding professionalism and
- Eduardo “Eddie” V. Rodriguez of
Brownsville, who will receive the Robert B. Wilson Distinguished Service
Award from the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section.
For more information about the Annual Meeting, visit www.texasbar.com/annualmeeting.
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