State Bar of Texas
April 16, 2010

Contact: Kim Davey, kdavey@texasbar.com, 800.204.2222 x 1713 or 512.427.1713

Pablo Javier Almaguer Elected Chair of the Board of the State Bar of Texas

AUSTIN – Pablo Javier Almaguer of Hidalgo today was elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas.

Almaguer is the Private Attorney Involvement Group Coordinator for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA), and was previously the Branch Manager for the Edinburg Office, and Team Manager for the Domestic Violence/Family Law Practice Area Team. His practice has focused on the areas of domestic violence and employment/labor law and he has extensive bench and jury trial experience. His current position includes the organization-wide responsibility of bridging the communication gap between pro bono volunteers and TRLA's opportunities.

Almaguer served as President of the Hidalgo County Bar Association/Hidalgo County Bar Foundation and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Texas Civil Rights Project. He is the first legal services attorney to serve on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, previously served as co-vice chair of the State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee, and was a council member of the State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section. He is a member of the Mexican-American Bar Association, and is co-founder of the Hidalgo County Domestic Relations Office Advisory Board.

He obtained his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas - Pan American and his law degree from Chicago-Kent School of Law.

He married Linley Boone-Almaguer, a fellow TRLA attorney, in October 2009.

Almaguer will assume the position during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting to be held June 10-11 in Fort Worth and will serve as chair until June 2011.

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.