Nominations are now open!
The deadline for making your nomination is Friday, January 26, 2018.
NEW in 2016! The Texas Bar College has created a new award in memory of Steve Condos, one of the original Charter members of the College and who served as an influential and hardworking member of the first College Board shortly before his untimely death. The award will now honor an outstanding first-year member of the College. Self-nominations welcomed!
Constance Filley Johnson, Filley Law Firm
As a former teacher, Ms. Johnson recognizes the importance of education and joined the College to connect with others in the profession who are committed to improving the representation lawyers provide to their clients through the continuous expansion of knowledge in the respective areas of expertise.
Constance Filley Johnson was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. She graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria in 1993 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Constance was a classroom teacher in Victoria before joining the staff of the Region III Education Service Center, where she coordinated Safe and Drug Free Schools programs in forty school districts throughout South Texas.
Constance returned to law school in 2003 and graduated first in her class from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in December 2005. Upon returning home to Victoria, she quickly established herself as a leader in the local legal community. Constance practices law with her father, George J. Filley, and was the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Victoria from 2012 to 2016. Constance has served as President of the Victoria County Bar Association, on the District 11 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas, on the Victoria College Police Academy Advisory Board, and was a founding member of the Victoria County DWI Court. In addition, she is currently an adjunct instructor at the Victoria College.
Constance has been active in numerous volunteer capacities such as the Victoria Main Street Program, the Wood Hi 4-H Club, and numerous booster clubs and organizations in Victoria ISD.
Constance has been married for 24 years to George Johnson, and is the proud mother of two children—Jordan (18) and Mason (16).
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