Four attorneys were honored for their exceptional contributions in 2019 to the State Bar of Texas’ continuing legal education efforts.

TexasBarCLE gave Standing Ovation Awards to Jonathan J. Bates, of Dallas, and Robert Ford, Enid M. Howard, and Jeff Weems, of Houston.

“All of our volunteers deserve our gratitude for contributing to the continuing education of their peers,” said Hedy Bower, TexasBarCLE director, in a news release. “Nevertheless, some stand out each year for extraordinary dedication and commitment. The staff looks forward to singling out individuals that not only gave enormously to our efforts, but also were gracious, easy to work with, and—oftentimes—helped us out in a real pinch.”