Brownsville Herald – McAllen attorney elected to lead state bar’s board

A McAllen attorney will become the first local lawyer to lead the State Bar of Texas’ board of directors in more than half a century.

The board’s members elected Pablo Javier Almaguer — who works for non-profit Texas RioGrande Legal Aid — to helm the panel earlier this month. The body last elected a Rio Grande Valley lawyer as its president in 1954, when it selected Vernon Hill, of Mission.

“Locally, it means a lot the Valley,” said Almaguer, 38. “Personally, it’s a great honor.”

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