As many lawyers know, law school can be not only demanding of one’s time, but also on one’s bank account. Fortunately, the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation (MABATx Foundation) will host their Third Annual Luncheon benefiting Hispanic law student scholarships this Thursday, August 21, 2008 at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel in Houston. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding law students who best exemplify leadership, commitment, justice and equality within the Hispanic community and beyond. “It is important that we encourage a new generation of lawyers to have the courage and strength to be committed to their clients but also committed to their communities,” said attorney [email protected], Jr., founder of MABATx Foundation and partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston. A scholarship is awarded to one law student from each of the three Houston-based law schools. The MABATx Foundation is a non-profit organization founded to encourage justice and leadership within the Hispanic community.
The MABATx Foundation Third Annual Luncheon will include speakers Oliver Luck of the Houston Dynamo and the Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The luncheon will also be an opportunity to award individuals in the Houston area who best embody the ideals that MABATx Foundation supports. Award winners include a member of the Texas judiciary, a City of Houston employee, a Houston entrepreneur, and a local television personality.