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In Chambers

| Summer 2016

of note...

Judge Robert J. Vargas

Honored for Commitment in

Mental Health Field

The Behavioral Health Center of

Nueces County (formerly MHMR

of Nueces County) awarded its

LeadershipAward at its May 7, 2016,

banquet to Judge Robert J.Vargas of

Nueces County Court at Law No.

One. Judge Vargas was selected for

the award based on his 30 years

of service and participation in the

mental health field and his support

of the organization.

Tarrant County Bar

Association Selected Judge

Judith Wells as

Silver Gavel Recipient

Each year, the Tarrant County Bar

Association honors a local jurist

with The Silver Gavel Award. The

award is given to a judge who has

served as a Judge or Jurist for at

least 10 years; has made substantial

contributions to the judiciary by ex-

emplifying the ability, integrity and

courage desirable in a Judge; who

respects the law and expects oth-

ers to do the same; and who is as

knowledgeable as possible in every

area of the law. Judge Judith Wells

of the 325th Judicial District Court

was selected as the 2016 recipient.

She served as Associate Judge to

the 325th before being elected in

1995.

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Justice Greg Perkes Receives

Outstanding Service Award

and

National Education

Certificate

Justice Greg Perkes of the 13

th

Court of Appeals received the

Cameron County Bar Association’s

(CCBA) 2016 Outstanding Ser-

vice Award at their annual gala in

Brownsville on April 30.The CCBA

Outstanding Service Award is given

each year to a person who exem-

plifies service to others, service to

their communities, service to the

legal profession, and advancing the

administration of justice. In addition,

Justice Perkes recently received a

Certificate of Completion from

the National Judicial College (NJC)

for its Advanced Skills for Appel-

late Judges course. He was one of

23 judges to attend the week-long

continuing education course.