Represent clients with dignity and respect as we seek justice together.
Maricela Galván, Daniela Galván, and Virginia Raymond, Excellence in Public Interest Awards reception, Texas Law Fellowships, March 31, 2013


Hero Award, for exemplary dedication to Justice, Civil Rights & Immigration Section, Austin Bar Association,  Austin


American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Chapter Pro Bono Champion, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Chapter


Nominee, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, American Gateways, Austin

Diana L. Gorham Lifetime Achievement Award, YWCA of Greater Austin

Woman of Courage, National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), Washington, D.C.

Access to Justice (ATJ) Pro Bono Champion,  State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 78, No. 7, July 2015

Recognition, with Victoria Rossi, by Grassroots Leadership and Texans United for Families (TUFF) for our work on behalf of refugee women and children detained in the ICE detention center run by the GEO, a private, for-profit corporation


Excellence in Public Interest Award, Texas Law Fellowships


Appreciation for advocacy, Austin Independent School District Librarians


Borderlands Research Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin


J.C. Penney “Golden Rule” Finalist, J.C. Penney Corporation and the Volunteer Center of the United Way/Capitol Area

Community Excellence Award, Community Collaboration Awards Celebration, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, United Way/Capitol area, and

KVUE “Five Who Care” Award Nominee, Nomination by Travis County Sheriff’s Department

Governor’s Volunteer Award Nominee, Nominated by Travis County Sheriff’s Department


Frank Scurlock Award, State Bar of Texas


Honoree, Austin Commission on Human Rights

Recognition for projects in which I participated


“Best of Austin Award”
in media category to the Texas After Violence Project, which I directed from its inception in 2007 through August 2011, as “Best Archive of Survival in Texas,” Austin Chronicle


National award to Austin Readers for School Libraries, Friends of Libraries, U.S.A.


Honoree, with Deaf Advocacy Specialist Mike Collier, Travis County Services for the Deaf to Advocacy, Inc., for work on behalf of Deaf people in Travis County (Joint award)

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