The Center for American and International Law Honors David J. Beck with Award for Achievement in the Pursuit of Justice for All

  • April 10, 2019

David J. Beck has been named the recipient of The Center for American and International Law's (CAIL) most significant honor, its Award for Achievement in the Pursuit of Justice for All. The Award is given to an individual or group whose life/lives and work embodies CAIL's commitment to the rule of law. CAIL, through its lawyer and law enforcement programs, addresses the needs of the justice system, and its prestigious Award may be presented to anyone who is part of that system.

In choosing the recipient, CAIL is guided by the nominee's leadership, vision, courage and impact. The Award is intended for those whose work has most effectively promoted justice.

David Beck is a Past President of the State Bar of Texas, a Past President of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and a Diplomate of ABOTA. Among his many honors and awards, he received the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Fifth Circuit in 2011, and in 2016, he received the Luke H. Soules III Award for Excellence in Litigation by the State Bar Litigation Section.

Mr. Beck will be accepting his Award on April 17, 2019, at CAIL's 2019 Higginbotham Lecture Series event, which is named after Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This year's Higginbotham Lecture will be given by Admiral William H. McRaven, U. S. Navy (Retired), on the subject of “The Rule of Law in a Troubled World”.