We are very proud to announce that associate, Kristen Vela, has been selected to serve as Vice President of Friends for Hope, a local organization that is dedicated to helping the needs of children suffering from cancer in the Rio Grande Valley by ensuring that no child is denied lifesaving treatment and by raising awareness for the Vannie E. Cook, Jr. Children’s Cancer & Hematology Clinic.
In addition, Kristen was elected to serve on the Steering Board of Directors for Leadership McAllen, an organization dedicated to connecting and empowering all kinds of individuals to learn what it takes to become a leader in their local community. Kristen served as part of Class 41 of Leadership McAllen and graduated from the organization’s program in May.
Being a lawyer is not merely a vocation or a career, it is a public trust from our community. We strongly believe that each of us has an obligation to give back to the community we serve. So we cannot express enough just how proud we are of Kristen and her dedication to serving our community. “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” –Rabindranath Tagore