Austin attorney and former State Bar of Texas President Richard Pena has been named the National Conference of Bar Presidents 2024 Fellow, according to a press release.
Pena, who served as State Bar of Texas president from 1998 to 1999, is the second Texas-based attorney to receive the award. The late James B. Sales, who served as State Bar of Texas president from 1988 to 1989 and who passed away in February 2023, was named the NCBP Fellow in 2007.
Pena, president and CEO of the Law Offices of Richard Pena, has embodied excellence in the legal profession for decades. He made history as the first Hispanic and minority president of the Austin Bar Association in 1990 and the State Bar of Texas, is a trailblazer in the Hispanic legal community, a trusted mentor to many, and has consistently provided the organized bar with stellar leadership and service.
Following his tenures as president of the Austin Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas, Pena continued serving the legal community as president of the American Bar Foundation, completing multiple terms as a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, serving on multiple committees within the American Bar Association, and actively engaging with several other legal organizations.
For more information on the NCBP, go to ncbp.org.