As middle and high school students from underrepresented communities gather on Thursday, March 25 for the Color of Justice virtual speaker series, Jackson Walker partner Chris Mugica will join a panel of attorneys as they discuss their careers in the law.
Hosted by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association (TCWLA) and the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), the Color of Justice Program highlights judges, attorneys, and law students as they introduce the legal profession as a potential career path to young diverse students. The TCWLA’s 14th annual Color of Justice Program will feature an attorney panel, a judicial panel, a breakout discussion on the law and judiciary, and a presentation of the NAWJ Access to Justice Scholarship.
Chris’ panel, entitled “Law as a Career – Preparing the Way,” will include moderator Emily Morris (The Morris Law Firm PLLC and TCWLA board member) and fellow panelists Delia Garza (Travis County Attorney) and Ciara Parks (Texas Board of Law Examiners General Counsel).
Christopher R. Mugica has a broad commercial litigation practice that includes fiduciary litigation, first-party insurance defense, and consumer and employment litigation. Chris has handled a wide variety of complex commercial matters for clients, including class action, fraud, and fiduciary litigation. He also has sophisticated experience in real estate litigation representing developers, lenders, and property owners associations.
Outside of his practice, Chris is a member of Jackson Walker’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a Co-Chair of Travis County’s “Do the Write Thing” Texas Challenge Program, and a board member of the YMBL Foundation. He is also a past member of the State Bar of Texas Minority Counsel Program Steering Committee. In recognition of his commitment to successfully mentoring young lawyers in the Austin legal community, Chris received the Austin Young Lawyers Association’s Mentor Award in 2018.