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General Meeting - Midland Country Club
MIDLAND COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S
May 13, 2015
Women for Justice
Teresa Clingman Judge Elizabeth Leonard
Midland County District Attorney 238th District Court
Judge Robin Malone Darr Justice Barbara Culver Clack
385th District Court Retired
Justice Eva M. Guzman
She was elected to serve a full term on the Texas Supreme Court in 2010, after having been appointed to the Court on October 8, 2009, by then-Governor Rick Perry. When elected, Justice Guzman became the first Hispanic woman elected to state-wide office in Texas.Justice Guzman began her judicial service in 1999, when she was appointed to the 309th District Court of Harris County by then-Governor George W. Bush. She was elected to that bench in 2000. In 2001, she was appointed to the Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth District of Texas, where she served until her appointment to the Texas Supreme Court. She was twice elected to the court of appeals in 2002 and 2004. Now in her fifteenth year on the bench, Justice Guzman has consistently received high marks in judicial evaluation polls.
Justice Guzman currently chairs the Supreme Court’s Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families. She is also the Court’s liaison to the Access to Justice Commission, working to make the courts accessible to low-income Texans. She is also an active member of the legal community and holds memberships in a number of professional organizations. Justice Guzman was recently elected to the Board of Trustees for the Center for American and International Law and serves on both the Board of Trustees of South Texas College of Law and the Board of Visitors for Duke University School of Law. She has been an elected member of the American Law Institute since 2005 and is a former board member of the Garland Walker American Inns of Court.
Justice Guzman’s devotion to the law and her community has been recognized by national, state, and local organizations. The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute recently awarded Justice Guzman the Outstanding Texas Leader Award during the 2015 Texas Leadership Forum. Among other prestigious honors, Justice Guzman is a 2014 recipient of the Women and the Law Section of the State Bar of Texas Sara T. Hughes Lawyers of Achievement Award and a 2014 recipient of the Association of Women Attorney’s “Premier Women in the Law Modern Trailblazer” award. She also holds Pathfinder Awards from both the Texas Women Lawyers and the Travis County Women Lawyers Association and was an early recipient of the Texas Executive Women “Women on the Move®” Award. Her alma mater, South Texas College of Law, has recognized Justice Guzman’s significant career accomplishments and community leadership with a 2014 Alumni Impact Award, and the National Hispanic Bar Association honored Justice Guzman with a 2009 Latina Judge of the Year Award. Law enforcement organizations have also recognized Justice Guzman’s public service. P.O.L.I.C.E., Inc. and the Houston Police Officers Union both have named Justice Guzman “Appellate Justice of the Year.”
Before taking the bench, Justice Guzman enjoyed a successful ten-year career in private law practice. She holds a B.B.A. from the University of Houston, a J.D. from South Texas College of Law, and an LL.M. from Duke University School of Law. Though born in Chicago, Justice Guzman grew up in Houston. She and her husband, Houston Police Sergeant Tony Guzman, have one daughter, Melanie Alexis.
WEDNESDAY – May 13, 2015
BUFFET LINE OPENS AT 11:15 - General meeting to follow at 11:40
PLACE: Midland Country Club, 6101 N. Hwy 349, Midland
$20 with a reservation - $25 without a reservation
Reservations must be received/canceled no later than
Monday, March 9th at NOON
We have added an “express line” for the membership luncheons. After you make your reservation for the luncheon by phone or e-mail response and have a check made out to MCRW with your name on it, someone will come down the line and stamp your hand to enter the luncheon. You may then proceed to the name tag table if you wish to have a name tag. Those paying cash must get in the “regular” line to pay your luncheon fee. The “express line” should speed up the entrance time to the luncheon.
Midland County Republican Women is the largest and most active Republican Women’s Club in the nation. It is the backbone of the Midland County Republican Party and provides countless volunteer hours to
state, and local Republican candidates.
Luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from August through May. Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m.
November 14 - Officer Installation
December 11 - MCRW Membership Brunch