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May 10, 2004

Press Contacts: Kimberly Schmitt, Texas State Bar, 800-204-2222 x 1720

Eduardo Rodriguez, '68, President-Elect of Texas State Bar

Brownsville Lawyer to Lead 73,000 Member Organization in 2005-06

AUSTIN, Texas — Former UT Law Alumni Association President Eduardo R. Rodriguez, J.D. 1968, has been chosen as president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. Rodriguez will serve a one-year term as president-elect before assuming the presidency in June 2005. He will be the first president of the State Bar of Texas from Brownsville. Rodriguez was elected in a statewide balloting of the organization's more than 73,000 lawyers.

Rodriguez is a senior partner in Rodriguez, Colvin, Chaney and Saenz, L.L.P. in Brownsville. A lawyer in general practice, Rodriguez served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors from 1987 to 1990. Active in many legal organizations, he currently serves as treasurer of the State Bar Litigation Section, has served as vice president of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and served on the boards of directors of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He was recently inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

"As president of the State Bar of Texas, I will work to ensure that our State Bar is a strong organization of value to lawyers now and into the future," Rodriguez said. "We must continue to explore ways to make our legal system easier to use so that all have equal access to justice."

A former president and officer of the Cameron County Bar Association, Rodriguez has also been active in many facets of the American Bar Association, including serving in the House of Delegates from 1991 to 1995. He is a fellow of the American and Texas bar foundations and active in many civic organizations.

Rodriguez earned his B.A. from George Washington University and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law where he served as president of the Law Alumni Executive Committee in 2001 and was awarded the Honorary Order of the Coif in 2000.

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The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that provides education programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.