cavinawardHouston attorney Warren Cole has been named as the recipient of a State Bar of Texas award that recognizes long-term contributions to continuing legal education.

Cole, of the Law Office of Warren Cole, will receive the 2016 Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in CLE at an upcoming TexasBarCLE program of his choice.

A former chair of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Cole served on the bar board of directors from 2008 to 2011. He is certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Individuals are nominated for the award by the State Bar Board of Directors, CLE Committee members, and past award recipients.

The award—established in 1989—is named for the founder of the Professional Development Program, who lifted the level of practice in the state during his tenure from 1964 to 1987.