Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Lifestyles

February 28, 2014

Familiar Faces 3-1-14

Hable receives certification

Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Paul A. Hable received Board Certification in Criminal Law. Paul A. Hable currently practices in Cleburne where he is part of Johnson and Somervell County District Attorney’s Office.

Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 21 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a six-hour written examination.

“An attorney has to do something extra to get certified and then they have to continue to work and acquire knowledge in their specialty area to remain certified. You could say it is a life-long commitment,” said Judy Lenox, chairman of the TBLS board of directors.

Paul A. Hable is a 2003 graduate of St. Mary’s School of Law. Paul A. Hable has been a part of Johnson and Somervell Counties District Attorney’s office since 2007. Previous to that he was employed with the Navarro County District Attorney’s office and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 2003.

Board Certification is offered in 21 specific areas of law to attorneys. Initial certification is valid for five years. To remain certified attorneys and paralegals must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for their specialty area.

To learn more about Board Certification or find a certified attorney or paralegal in your area visit www.tbls.org.



Navy Seaman Haven M. Cofer

Navy Seaman Haven M. Cofer, daughter of Timothy W. and Kimberly K. Cofer of Corsicana, recently completed United States Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Cofer completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly “Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.    

Cofer is a 2013 graduate of Blooming Grove High School, Blooming Grove, Texas.

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