The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, or TBLS, announced the appointment of Cynthia Graham as its new board chair on November 17. Graham will lead the board, which is responsible for overseeing the administration of the board certification program, enhancing the value of board certification, and increasing its public awareness.

“Welcoming Cynthia as board chair of our organization is an honor as she brings more than 30 years of experience across various family law areas,” said TBLS Executive Director Leo Figueroa in a press release. “Her experience serving on several large and influential boards, such as the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors and the State Bar of Texas Family Law Council, will bring tremendous value to TBLS.”

Graham has been certified in family law by TBLS since 2002. She opened her own law office in 1994 and has been serving the Panhandle community for the past 30 years with various family law services, including custody matters, property cases, contested divorces, and collaborative dissolutions. Graham has also served on the Collaborative Divorce Texas Board of Directors.

“I am honored to be asked to serve as the TBLS Board Chair,” said Graham in a press release. “Becoming board certified is one of the biggest highlights of my legal career as it truly enhanced my practice. And now as board chair, I get to help further enhance the program for more than 7,000 board certified attorneys in the state. Thank you for this opportunity to serve TBLS.”

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