Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters Committee announces 2023 Indigent Defense Awards
Paula Michelle Moore, of Burnet, was awarded the Warren Burnett Award. Named for the late legendary Texas attorney Warren Burnett, the Warren Burnett Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to improving the quality of criminal legal representation to indigent Texans. The award honors either an individual or organization for their work in the courtroom, legislature, or in the public sphere.
Moore is a dedicated attorney who has made a name for herself in the legal community. In her last role before retiring, she served as a public defender at the North Hill County Public Defender’s Office in Burnet County. Her passion for law began when she was young. She pursued justice with a determination that has led to several accolades. After completing her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University, Moore enrolled in law school at the University of Arkansas. During her studies, she focused on criminal defense and became well-versed in various areas of the law. Upon graduation, she started her career as an attorney, and her exceptional work in the field quickly caught the attention of her peers.