State Bar of Texas Annual Report 2012 - 2013
January 2, 2014
It is my pleasure to present to the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors the 2012–13 State Bar of Texas Annual Report.
We are fortunate to call Texas our home. It is a place where lawyers are leaders in their communities, a place where some of the nation’s largest firms represent global corporations, a place where we collaborate and learn from one another.
As lawyers, we are bound to serve the people of Texas. Our state is reflected by our profession, from the varied firm sizes and different practice areas to the distinct geographic regions and assorted backgrounds. Under the leadership of State Bar President Buck Files, we have worked diligently to come together and strengthen the legal profession. We have joined forces to help all the citizens of Texas. And as administrators of the State Bar of Texas, our duty is to ensure our members have the resources and services they need to succeed.
This year’s annual report reflects the various functions of the State Bar by sharing the stories of Texas lawyers and members of the public who have benefited from a State Bar program or service. To be able to touch the lives of so many people is a privilege—and charge—the State Bar upholds with honor.
I am grateful for the dedication of the State Bar’s officers, directors, volunteers, and staff. They work together to continuously improve services to make sure the State Bar fulfills its mission