June 2021 Meeting
On June 11, 2021, we held a brief in-person Bar Meeting in order to hold an official vote on the 2021-2022 Bar Board Directors and Officers. The following were unanimously approved:
President: Cody Vasut
President-elect: Natalie Broaddus
Treasurer: R.P. “Matt” Allen
Secretary: Rachel Aguilar
Immediate Past President: Shannon Brown
Current Directors Not Up for Election Until Next Year
Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Board Directors and Officers!
A Special Thank You to Judge Jerri Lee Mills
As you can see from the list of Board members above, the one name missing is Judge Jerri Lee Mills. She is retiring from service on the Bar Association Board, but will continue to serve the Brazoria County Bar by serving on the Brazoria County Bar Foundation. Judge Mills selflessly and with great passion served the Bar members by always encouraging dedication and service to our fellow Bar members. She has been responsible for leading the Christmas Party Committee and Law Day Committee. She helped us make sure these events were special– not only with special decorations, but with special meal selections, and thoughtful and entertaining guest speakers on Law Day. She also chaired the CLE Committee for many years, doing her part to provide Bar members a thoughtful and varied assortment of phenomenal guest speakers. Behind the scenes, even on committees she was officially a part of, she would provide helpful guidance and volunteer time to help ensure newer members of the Bar Board were mentored, so that we may all fulfill the goals of the Bar Association.
Many years ago, Judge Mills, along with Mark Jones and other members, helped return the Bar Association to a point where it was in a fiscally better place and in a position to truly serve its members–then, now, and for the future. Without her and the team of dedicated Bar Board members throughout the years, we would not be where we are today. A special thank you to the late Stan McGee, who was dedicated to service to the Bar and helped spark the interest of Judge Mills in serving on the Board.
We want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Judge Jerri Lee Mills who has served the Brazoria County Bar Association spanning decades! We hope to continue with the values of service and dedication to the Association and its members, which she embodied.
Official Vote on Bar Member Applications
There was an official vote to accept as members all applicants the Bar Board approved to be presented to the greater membership for an official vote, since the last in-person meeting. Congratulations officially to all new members. We look forward to serving you!
Judge Jerri Lee Mills Law Student Scholarship Recipient
In the third year of the Judge Jerri Lee Mills Law Student Scholarship, Ms. Taylor Hall is the official winner and recipient. Ms. Hall will graduate this spring from the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences with a degree in Political Science. She is starting her 1L year this fall at the University of Houston Law Center. Ms. Hall hopes to become a constitutional lawyer and protect the rights of those who would otherwise not have a voice to do so. She is excited to use her future law degree to help others. Ms. Hall was awarded a $2,000 scholarship for her winning essay, “Leadership and Law“.
Congratulations to the Judge Jerri Lee Mills Law Student Scholarship Ms. Taylor Hall! We wish you much success in your career!