Sept. 12, 2012 – The Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of Texas has established the “Richard Alderman Award,” named in honor of University of Houston Law Center Associate Dean Richard Alderman. Known as the “People’s Lawyer,” Alderman serves as director of the Center for Consumer Law and holds the Dwight Olds Chair in Law.
“The council took this action in recognition of Richard Alderman’s three decades of service to the section, and his unwavering commitment to consumer education, and continuing legal education in Texas,” said Chad Baruch, chair of the Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. “We felt there was no better way to honor him than with a continuing award related to consumer education.”
The award will be presented annually and will be given to the speaker who receives the highest rating from attendees at the Advanced Consumer & Commercial Law course. It will also be part of the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting awards, which are published in the Texas Bar Journal.