Monday, July 10, 2006

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Attorney General Abbott Recognizes Houston Attorney

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today recognized Angela Lancelin, assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Houston regional office, for her outstanding work on behalf of the children of Texas. Lancelin, selected as the Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the 9-county region based in Houston, was honored Thursday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Houston.

“I commend Angela for her dedication and hard work to improve the lives of Texas children and families,” said Attorney General Abbott. “Attorneys like Angela are what make this agency great.”

AAG of the Year award recipient
Angela Lancelin
Angela Lancelin
Houston

Abbott recognized one assistant attorney general from each of Texas’ eight child support regions. Recipients were selected based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors and their willingness to go beyond what is required in their normal duties. Each recipient demonstrated a desire to help others and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.

Lancelin joined the Office of the Attorney General in 1995 and was promoted in 1999 to special litigator. She represents the State of Texas in legal actions to establish the relationship between children and their biological parents. She also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders for child support and medical support. A graduate of Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Lancelin was chosen to be the region’s Assistant Attorney General of the Year due to her passion and willingness to go beyond the call of duty to help others.

Lancelin’s colleagues praise her enthusiasm and dedication to ensuring the children of Texas receive the financial support they need and deserve.

“Ms. Lancelin has been very instrumental in the handling of cases involving difficult legal isues,” said Al Ochoa, senior regional attorney. “She is outstanding at analyzing and developing legal theories.”

The Attorney General’s Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families, including: locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing, and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.

For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.