State Bar of Texas
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 Livingston individual at Annual Meeting

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 Livingston individual is among those being honored:

  • Jo Ann Battise, Tom Diamond Award of Excellence, presented by the State Bar of Texas Native American Law Section. The award is given to public leaders and individuals who have demonstrated, by both words and deeds, their great respect for Native American law and culture. Battise is the senior peacemaker for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Court and a commissioner on the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission on Children, Youth and Families.

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