El Paso Chapter

Welcome to the El Paso Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. I am privileged and honored to be serving as your Chapter President for the 2017-2018 term. We are a very active chapter with members in all areas of public and private practice, from solo practitioners to those practicing in firms, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and military branches.

Our Chapter has a commitment to excellence, professionalism, and service to its members. Our primary purpose is to serve the federal judiciary and federal bar by advocating for the sound administration of justice in the federal courts. To that end, we will continue to: (1) conduct a one-day summer introduction to federal practice for new and future lawyers; (2) coordinate bench and bar events such as Lunch with the Judges and Open Chambers; (3) provide our Federal Court Practice Seminar for attorneys seeking admission to the Western District; (4) present high-quality, monthly CLE programs; (5) host social networking happy hours; and (6) provide community service opportunities. We will also continue to maintain our presence on social media to keep you informed and connected and to administer the SOLACE email network for the El Paso Chapter, coordinating assistance to members of our local legal family and those across the world during times of need.

I want to thank our Board of Directors for their incredible efforts and continued commitment. I also want to thank my immediate predecessor, Robert Almonte, not only for his efforts over the past year as Chapter President, but also for his valuable advice and support.

We have many exciting events planned for the year, and I encourage you to check the webpage and our Facebook page regularly for updates. If you have questions about the Chapter or would like to join a particular committee, please feel free to email me or any of our officers. We would be glad to discuss with you the opportunities and benefits that membership in our Chapter affords and the many ways you can get involved.

We are looking forward to a great year!


Priscilla M. Castillo
Federal Bar Association-El Paso Chapter