Mon Mar 02 2015   
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Jeanne C. Collins Elected Vice President, National Conference of Women's Bar Association

Alumna Jeanne C. "Cezy" Collins ('91) has been selected Vice President of the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations (NCWBA). The election took place at the association's 2007 annual meeting held in San Francisco earlier this month. NCWBA is a national organization of women's bar associations representing approximately 35,000 women lawyers.

Collins is a partner in the Litigation Department at Kemp Smith, focusing her practice in commercial transactions and litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, Collins was an Assistant County Attorney in the El Paso County Attorney's Office, where she was Division Chief of the Civil Litigation and Family Violence Units. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Southern California, and J.D. from the University of Arizona, College of Law. Collins has numerous professional affiliations, including the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, El Paso Bar Association, Texas Women Lawyers, Federal Bar Association, and National Association of Women Lawyers.

Collins is a Board Member of the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Planned Parenthood Center of El Paso. She has served as President of Texas Women Lawyers and the El Paso Women's Bar Association, and currently is co-chair of the association's Positive Role Model Program. In 2002-03 she was voted Outstanding Lawyer of El Paso by the El Paso Women's Bar Association. Collins is a former Commissioner to the El Paso County Civil Service Commission.

NCWBA is an affiliate of the American Bar Association, and serves as a vehicle for the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas among women's bar associations and women's bar sections of local and statewide bar associations. The organization is dedicated to advancing and protecting the interests of women attorneys in achieving full participation in all the rights, privileges, and benefits of the legal profession, and to promoting the advancement of women in society and in the administration of justice.