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Attorney General Greg Abbott Names Nederland Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year

NEDERLAND – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today recognized Winton “Jay” Webster, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Nederland office, for his commitment to Texas children. Webster, who was named “Assistant Attorney General of the Year” for the 43-county region based in Tyler, received the honor Wednesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.

“Jay Webster’s hard work and dedication helped ensure thousands of young Texans have the child support they need to grow healthy and strong,” Attorney General Abbott said. “A committed and selfless public servant, Jay stands out as one of the state’s most dedicated and impressive lawyers. We are grateful to Jay Webster for his commitment to Texas children.”

AAG of the Year award recipient

Winton "Jay" Webster
Nederland

Deputy Attorney General for Child Support Alicia Key selected one assistant attorney general from each of the state’s nine child support regions, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin. Recipients are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve children. Each recipient demonstrated a desire to help others and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.

Webster joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2006 as the Nederland office’s managing attorney. He is responsible for establishing legally recognized relationships between children and their unmarried parents. As an assistant attorney general, he also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support.

Webster, a graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, was chosen to be the region’s “Assistant Attorney General of the Year” because of his leadership skills and compassion for serving families.

Webster’s colleagues praise his passion for providing young Texans the financial and medical support they need and deserve.

“Jay Webster is a proven leader who garners respect from his staff and the private bar,” said Chip Arnold, regional administrator. “Customer service is a true priority for Jay and he is often heard saying, ‘It isn’t a case, it’s a child.’”

The Nederland child support office handles child support cases in Chambers, Jefferson and Orange counties. The office collected $31 million in child support for the state fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2008.

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.