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In Chambers

| Summer 2016

of note...

Judge Carl Ginsberg

Earns LLM from the

University of London

Judge Carl Ginsberg of the 193rd

Judicial District Court in Dal-

las County, Texas recently gradu-

ated with an LLM from the Uni-

versity of London. Pursuing the

distance learning curriculum, jointly

developed by University College

London and Queen Mary College

(both constituent colleges of the

University of London), Judge Gins-

berg earned an LLM in International

Dispute Resolution with a supple-

mentary Diploma in Public Interna-

tional Law (with Distinction).

Judge Kathleen Hamilton

Honored by the State Bar

of Texas and Veterans of

Foreign Wars

On January 22, 2016, at a meeting

of the State Bar of Texas Board of

Directors in The Woodlands, Texas,

State Bar President Allan DuBois

and the State Bar of Texas Board of

Directors presented a “Resolution

Honoring Judge Kathleen A. Hamil-

ton” for her“commitment to raising

the awareness of the importance of

adoptions, for loyalty to preserve

and restore the dignity of Texas vet-

erans, and for support for the State

Bar and its programs.” Also, in April,

Judge Kathleen Hamilton received a

“Certificate of Merit” from theVet-

erans of ForeignWars of the United

States Post #4079 Auxiliary, at their

annual Awards Banquet in Conroe,

Texas, in recognition of her com-

mitment to Veterans in need in and

around the Conroe Texas Commu-

nity. Judge Hamilton has been Judge

of the 359


Judicial District Court

in Montgomery County since 2003.

Judge Mike Engelhart Earns

Two Prestigious Awards

Judge Mike Engelhart of the 151


Civil Judicial District Court was

named “Trial Judge of the Year” by

the Texas Association of Civil Trial

and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS).

Each year, TACTAS members vote

for a Trial Judge of the Year out of

dozens of sitting state civil and fed-

eral district court judges in Harris

County. TACTAS members include

only attorneys and judges who

have obtained board certification in

Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law,

or Personal Injury Trial Law. Judge

Engelhart himself is board certi-

fied in Personal Injury Trial Law and

has been Judge of the 151st since

he was elected in 2008. In addition,

Judge Engelhart also received the

University of Houston Law Center’s

“2016 Public Sector Achievement

Award” in recognition of excep-

tional achievement in public service.