State Bar of Texas
July 24, 2012

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State Bar of Texas President Buck Files Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

AUSTIN – State Bar of Texas President Buck Files of Tyler was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar on July 23.

David L. Botsford of Botsford & Roark in Austin, and incoming chair of the Criminal Justice Section Council, presented the award to Files at the State Bar’s Advanced Criminal Law Course in San Antonio.

“Buck’s attributes and contributions to the State Bar of Texas and the criminal justice system are far too numerous to list,” Botsford said. “He has endlessly devoted himself to the improvement of the criminal justice system and has had a pronounced impact upon thousands of people, lawyers and non-lawyers, and effectuated incredible change within the criminal justice system throughout his career.”

“On behalf of the 3,000 members of the Criminal Justice Section, the Council salutes and applauds Buck Files and extends him our highest honor,” Botsford added.

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 disciplinary system.

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