genecavinSan Antonio federal judge Xavier Rodriguez has been named as the recipient of a State Bar of Texas award that recognizes long-term contributions to continuing legal education.

Rodriguez, judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, will receive the 2017 Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in CLE at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in June in Dallas.

A former justice on the Texas Supreme Court, Rodriguez currently serves as chair of the State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee.

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.