September 15, 2017
Contact: Amy Starnes
Public Information Director, State Bar of Texas
(800) 204-2222, ext. 1706, or (512) 427-1706

Media Advisory: State Bar to honor two Lubbock attorneys

When: 9 a.m. Friday, September 22

Where: Overton Hotel and Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, TX 79401

What: The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors and President Tom Vick will present resolutions to Lubbock attorneys Carolyn F. Moore and C. Richard “Dick” Baker for outstanding service to the legal profession and the greater Lubbock community.

Media Note:  State Bar President Tom Vick will present the resolutions soon after the start of the board meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. If you can’t attend but would like to receive a photo for publication of the recipients receiving their awards, please email

Background: The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors meets quarterly in different cities across the state. At these meetings, the board may adopt resolutions honoring local attorneys or judges for exceptional service to the profession and community. Selections are made after seeking input from local State Bar directors, area bar associations, colleagues, and others familiar with the work of the attorneys or judges receiving the recognition.

Prior to becoming a licensed attorney in 1979, Carolyn F. Moore worked for a consumer protection agency, a Texas senator, and Gov. Preston Smith. In the years since obtaining her license, Moore worked for Child Protective Services, assisting district attorneys with difficult abuse and neglect cases, and worked for the Texas Department of Insurance, becoming board certified in workers’ compensation law. Moore has been a board member of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas since 2011 and still finds time to mentor Texas Tech University undergrads and law students as well as play an active role in Lubbock-area bar associations.

C. Richard “Dick” Baker is a former federal prosecutor and has been a trial advocacy adjunct professor for many years at Texas Tech University School of Law. A Vietnam War veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Baker is dedicated to bettering the lives of other veterans, often taking pro bono cases or providing legal help they otherwise could not afford. He has been a mock trial coach at Texas Tech for many years and helped coach the team that won the 2017 American Bar Association Arbitration National Championship.

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