Baylor Law Professor Jim Wren Recognized by the Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates with Ethics and Civility Award

October 7, 2022

Baylor Law Professor Jim Wren Recognized by the Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates with Ethics and Civility Award


Professor of Law Jim Wren

The Waco Chapter of The Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (TEX-ABOTA) has selected Baylor Law’s Jim Wren, the Leon Jaworski Chair of Practice & Procedure and Co-Director of the Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management, to receive the 2022 Civility and Ethics Award for outstanding ethics and civility in his professional career. “[Jim has] taught so many young lawyers the importance of ethical and civil behavior in conjunction with excellent advocacy and [has] consistently led by example,” noted TEX-ABOTA Waco Chapter President Laura Brown.

Professor Wren will be recognized at a TEX-ABOTA dinner on Friday, October 14, 2022, in Texarkana, TX.

TEX-ABOTA is a statewide association of more than 1,300 experienced trial lawyers and judges whose mission is to preserve and promote the right to trial by jury in civil cases.

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