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Bracewell Alum Carol S. Vance Receives Recognition from the Texas Bar Foundation

June 26, 2008

HOUSTON (June 26, 2008) — Retired Bracewell & Giuliani senior partner Carol S. Vance is a recipient of one of this year’s Outstanding Fifty Year Lawyer Awards from the Texas Bar Foundation. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice spanned fifty years or more, and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.

The Bar Foundation commissioned an oral history to recognize and preserve the accomplishments of Mr. Vance’s legal career.  Additionally, he will be publicly recognized and awarded a plaque at the Texas Bar Foundation Annual Dinner, to be held on June 27, 2008 at the Hilton of the Americas in Houston.

Mr. Vance received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 1958. He started his career in the Harris County District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney before being appointed and then elected in 1966 to the position of District Attorney. After retiring from the District Attorney’s office in 1979, he became a partner at Bracewell until retiring in 2001. During his career, he was President of the National District Attorneys Association, Chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, and a member of the State Bar of Texas Penal Code Committee, which was responsible for authoring the 1974 Penal Code that is used in Texas today. Mr. Vance is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

The State Bar of Texas created the Texas Bar Foundation as the charitable arm of the lawyers of Texas. The Foundation is the largest bar foundation of its kind in the nation, and it is renowned for its ongoing effort to aid the public through its charitable grant making.