Judge Higginbotham and Attorney Cortell Honored as Recipients of Chief Justice Jack Pope Award
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Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and Dallas attorney Nina Cortell of Haynes and Boone were honored as the 2013 recipients of the Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism Awards at the 18th Annual John Hemphill Dinner on June 14 in Austin. The Awards were presented by Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod. Pictured above are (left to right) Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, Nina Cortell, Jonathan Smaby, Judge Patrick Higginbotham and Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod.
Both honorees not only exemplify the high standards of honesty and integrity set by Chief Justice Pope, they have been an example for countless attorneys during their long legal careers. Our congratulations to both Judge Higginbotham and Nina Cortell.