TRLA Advocates Honored at Poverty Law Conference

Rebecca Flanigan (right) with TRLA’s Julie Balovich and Mary Christine Reed

Three TRLA advocates were honored by their peers at this year’s Poverty Law Conference. The awards were presented on Wednesday evening as part of the annual Poverty Law Section Meeting.

Rebecca Flanigan, Deputy Litigation Director and Branch Manager of our Corpus Christi office, was presented with this year’s Noble Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poverty Law. The award honors a Texas attorney for a lifetime of promoting poverty law as a noble profession and significant lifetime professional accomplishments in expanding the provision of high-quality legal services to low-income residents.

Michael Urena with TRLA’s Tracy Whitley

TRLA attorneys Michael Urena and Christina Trejo were presented with Impact Awards for their work obtaining an important 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that has significant implications for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Impact Awards honor professionals for recent, significant poverty law cases that make a significant impact on the lives of indigent individuals in Texas.

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