David Chaumette Honored by the State Bar of Texas

David Chaumette Honored by the State Bar of Texas and Earns a “Standing Ovation”

HOUSTON, TX (March 6, 2011) – Sugar Land resident and Houston attorney David A. Chaumette was honored this month by the State Bar of Texas for his exceptional contributions in 2010 to the State Bar’s continuing legal education efforts.   Mr. Chaumette received an award from TexasBarCLE, the Bar’s division for providing continuing legal education and one of the premier providers in the nation.

Patrick Nester, Director of TexasBarCLE, explained the significance of the award.  “All of our volunteers deserve our gratitude for contributing to the continuing education of their peers.  Nevertheless, some stand out each year for extraordinary dedication and commitment.  We look  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.”

A member of the State Bar’s Continuing Legal Education committee, Mr. Chaumette consistently advocated for the importance of fostering diversity in the State Bar’s pool of volunteer speakers.  As one of the course directors for last year’s Advanced Civil Trial Course, he also presented at five courses in 2010.  A creative and gifted speaker, Mr. Chaumette is known for his clear and well-organized delivery of difficult and technically complex material.  This comment by an attendee may sum it up the best:  “David is an outstanding speaker/communicator on an extremely relevant topic.  Thank you for including him in the program.”

“Without volunteers,” Nester continued, “CLE from the State Bar couldn’t be nearly as high quality, as abundant, or as affordable.  Attorney volunteers are the reason TexasBarCLE can claim the slogan, ‘Education by the Bar, for the Bar.’”

The award, a handsome cobalt blue obelisk, is inscribed with “A Standing Ovation for an Outstanding Volunteer of 2010.”  It also bears Mr. Chaumette’s name, the logo for the TexasBarCLE, and the seal of the State Bar of Texas

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