Richard Pena, 1998-1999 State Bar of Texas president, is headed home following a seven-day tour in Ireland. Pena, along with a delegation of attorneys from the U.S., has spent the past week exploring the land and meeting with leaders to learn about the area’s current politics and history, including the Northern Ireland peace process.

The trip is part of series of travels that Pena leads through Legal Delegations Abroad with the goal of developing an understanding of the rule of law and attorney issues in other countries. Past destinations have included Vietnam, Turkey, Cuba, Israel, India, Egypt, and China. Pena will lead groups to Hague in October, as well as London and Paris in December.

To read a blog from the Ireland trip, or to learn about future travel opportunities, go to