Thursday, July 7, 2005
|AAG of the Year award recipient|
(Region 3, Weslaco)
Abbott recognized one Assistant Attorney General from each of Texas’ eight Child Support regional offices and the state office in Austin. 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.
O’Shea, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2001 as a staff attorney, was promoted to managing attorney in 2002. 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 Baylor Law School, O’Shea was chosen to be Assistant Attorney General of the Year due to her ability to tackle challenges with confidence and assurance, and her willingness to take on extra duties.
O’Shea’s colleagues praise her enthusiasm and dedication to ensuring the children of Texas receive the financial support they need and deserve.
Ms. O’Shea places organizational needs ahead of personal convenience, said Norma Villa, Senior Regional Attorney. This and her ability to respond positively and promptly to the frequent changes required by our program is refreshing.
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.