2020-2021 State Bar of Texas President-elect Sylvia Borunda Firth

Sylvia Borunda Firth

Sylvia Borunda Firth is a solo practitioner in El Paso. Prior to establishing her own firm, she was an associate of two local firms, general counsel to American Garment Finishers, and served the city of El Paso for nearly 20 years. During her time with the city, she was an assistant city attorney, director of intergovernmental affairs, chief of staff to the mayor, and ultimately the city attorney.

Borunda Firth was on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors from 2014 to 2018. She is currently vice chair of the State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee and serves on the council of the State Bar of Texas Government Law Section. Borunda Firth is a multiyear member of the Texas Bar College. She is the immediate past president of the Texas City Attorneys Association and serves on the El Paso Bar Association Board of Directors.

In 2017, she received the President’s Award for exemplary service to the El Paso Bar Association. She is a Texas Bar Foundation life fellow and served on the foundation’s board of trustees. Borunda Firth earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1984.

An SBOT Focus on Diversity Listening Session
In this moderated panel discussion, Texas lawyers and bar leaders will discuss the impact of systemic racism and recent events on the legal community; the role of the State Bar of Texas, including limitations on bar activity under state law and federal court decisions; and the responsibility of lawyers as advocates and officers of the court.

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