State Bar of Texas At-Large Directors Sought

*If you are interested in this position, please email Jason Shyung at [email protected], to request a nomination letter.

 

The deadline for nominations is December 2, 2019

Nominations are still being accepted for at-large director for the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. Four at-large positions on the board are required to be appointed by the president of the State Bar subject to confirmation by the board of directors. One position will become vacant in 2020. At-large directors serve three-year terms, and this year the term begins June 25, 2020.

In making the appointment, the president is required to appoint directors who demonstrate knowledge gained from experience in the legal profession and community necessary to ensure the board represents the interests of attorneys from the varied backgrounds that compose the membership of the State Bar of Texas.

An Ad Hoc Committee to Nominate At-large Directors will recommend two candidates to the State Bar president, who will select one candidate for appointment subject to ratification of the State Bar board. Nominees will be responsible for their own expenses related to the interview process.

Criteria for Selection

Any active, licensed lawyer in good standing with the State Bar is eligible to be nominated, provided such lawyer is not currently serving as an elected director or appointed director. The Ad Hoc Committee shall nominate only persons who demonstrate knowledge gained from experience in the legal profession and community necessary to ensure the board represents the interests of attorneys from the varied backgrounds that compose the membership of the State Bar of Texas.

The Ad Hoc Committee shall be guided by, but not limited by, the following criteria in selecting its nominees for at-large director:

  • The degree of representation already on the State Bar Board of Directors from a particular geographic area, substantive area of practice, and size of practice.
  • The population of the area in which the nominee resides and practices.
  • The content of recommendation letters for a nominee.
  • The size of a nominee’s practice.
  • A nominee’s:
    • substantive areas of practice;
    • demonstration of leadership ability;
    • involvement in civic activities within the community;
    • participation in local and specialty bar associations;
    • participation in local bar, State Bar, and American Bar Association committees, sections, and activities; and
    • years of licensure.

The deadline for nominations is December 2, 2019. Persons interested in being nominated for the position should submit the following: an application (found at texasbar.com/atlarge), a nomination letter from a third party (self-nominations will not be accepted), a resume, three to five letters of recommendation, and a brief personal statement of no more than 500 words explaining why they have “knowledge gained from experience in the legal profession and community necessary to ensure the board represents the interests of attorneys from the varied backgrounds that compose the membership of the State Bar.” For more information, please visit texasbar.com/atlarge.

Submit the information to:

Ad Hoc Committee to Nominate At-large Directors
[email protected]

or by regular mail, c/o State Bar of Texas
1414 Colorado Street, Ste. 300
Austin, Texas 78701-1627

If you have questions, please contact [email protected]

Please note that an application for at-large director does not preclude an applicant from running for a geographic area board position. Petitions for the elected board member positions must be received at the State Bar headquarters by March 2, 2020.

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