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State Bar of Texas
MEDIA ADVISORY
June 1, 2010

Contact: Kim Davey, kdavey@texasbar.com, 800.204.2222 x 1713 or 512.427.1713

Fort Worth to Host State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting

FORT WORTH – Noted national speakers and legal experts will attract thousands of Texas attorneys to Fort Worth for the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 10-11, 2010 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Featured speakers include:

Dick Thornburgh, former U.S. Attorney General, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Governor of Pennsylvania
Hon. Pete Geren, former U.S. Secretary of the Army and member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Kenneth Starr, former special prosecutor and president of Baylor University
Kevin O'Keefe, president and founder of LexBlog, Inc. and social media expert
Futurist and author Richard Susskind
Kim Askew, past chair of the American Bar Association Litigation Section and State Bar of Texas Board of Directors
Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Legal Analyst and author of The Nine
ESPN Legal Analyst Roger Cossack
Walt Coleman, NFL veteran referee
View the full program at www.texasbar.com/annualmeeting.

Terry Tottenham of Austin will be sworn in as president of the State Bar of Texas, assuming the leadership role from Roland Johnson of Fort Worth. Bob Black of Beaumont will become president-elect. The Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) will welcome Jennifer Evans Morris of Dallas as president, who will take the helm from Cori Harbour of El Paso. Natalie Cobb Koehler of Meridian will become TYLA president-elect.

The public sector is invited to attend two free open government panel discussions – how social media impacts open government and current legal challenges to the Texas Open Meetings Act.

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas. The Bar provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.

Media Note: Media may attend sessions at no charge, but registration is required. Contact Kim Davey at kdavey@texasbar.com or 800.204.2222 x 1713 to register, then sign in at the State Bar information booth at the Fort Worth Convention Center to pick up a media pass for access.