Gray Reed Family Law Partner Amy Allen received a President’s Award for Outstanding Service at the Houston Bar Association’s (HBA) Annual Dinner on May 19, 2022. Allen was recognized for her role as co-chair of the Family/Probate Bench Bar Conference. Hon. Angela Graves-Harrington and Hon. Jason Cox also served as co-chairs and were recognized along with Allen.
Under the co-chairs’ leadership, the Family/Probate Bench Bar Conference Committee hosted its first conference in 19 years, bringing together the family and probate bench and bars. The conference provided a rich agenda of content covering topics such as legislative updates; guardianship and conservatorship; technology in the courtroom; competency and mental capacity assessment; marital property law; and a judges’ panel. It even had a wellness portion that discussed secondary trauma attorneys may experience through the services they provide; the care attorneys need to provide for themselves; and the best ways in which to handle some difficult situations attorneys find themselves in that can cause stress.
Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Allen handles the entire range of complex, emotionally-charged family disputes, including divorce, child custody, modifications, enforcement actions, marital property valuation and characterization, premarital agreements, adoptions and other child-related issues. In addition to co-chair of the Family/Probate Law Bench Bar Conference, Allen served as president of the HBA Family Law Section in 2020 – 2021.
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(pictured: Amy Allen, Hon. Angela Graves-Harrington and Hon. Jason Cox)