Pablo J. Almaguer is part of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s senior management serving as the Director of Private Bar and Government Relations. Before that he was the Private Attorney Involvement Group Coordinator and oversaw the program’s pro bono efforts throughout a 68 county area. His practice of law has focused on the areas of domestic violence and employment / labor law. He works in one of the largest branch offices of the third largest public interest organization in the nation, and all his clients are low-income residents of South Texas. As an advocate for domestic violence victims, he has litigated many bench and jury trials. He also has extensive experience in the area of employment discrimination and labor law having obtained favorable verdicts or settlements for his clients in both state and federal courts.
In 2008 Pablo became the first legal services attorney to serve on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas when he was appointed to a three-year term as a Minority Director by the late Gib Walton, former President of the State Bar of Texas. In 2010 a majority of the Board of Directors elected him to become the Chair of the Board, the first attorney from South Texas to serve in that capacity since the 1950s. He served as President of the Hidalgo County Bar Association/Foundation, President of the Board of Directors of the Texas Civil Rights Project and in 2017 was appointed as the Chair to the Commission for Lawyer Discipline which oversees the State Bar of Texas’ disciplinary system.
Michael Hofrichter, Pablo Almaguer, and Jeff Baker discuss the importance of pro bono lawyers in disaster relief and how lawyers (and other legal professionals) can get involved.
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