Texas Lawyer Blog – For the first time, a legal-services attorney has been elected chairman of the State Bar board of directors

On June 10, Pablo Javier Almaguer (pictured) of Hidalgo will become the first legal-services attorney to serve as chairman of the State Bar of Texas board of directors, according to Bar spokeswoman Kim Davey. At the Bar board’s April 16 meeting in Austin, Almaguer, an attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Edinburg, defeated Talmage Boston, a shareholder in Winstead in Dallas, and Warren Cole, owner of the Law Office of Warren Cole in Houston, for the chairmanship. Almaguer, the former branch manager of TRLA’s Edinburg office who now coordinates the recruitment of private attorneys to assist the legal-aid organization, says he became the first legal-services attorney to serve on the Bar board in 2008, when the board approved his selection as a minority director.

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