State Bar of Texas President
was elected president of the State Bar
of Texas in May 2013. State Bar members elect the president, who serves
a one-year term as president-elect before taking office. State Bar
president-elect candidates are recommended by the board's Nominations
and Elections Committee in accordance with a three-year rotating cycle
between members in a metropolitan area, non-metropolitan area, and an
Read Trey Apffel's portfolio of experience.
Trey Apffel's focus this year will be on communication, using every
channel available to ensure that members and the public are aware of the
many State Bar programs and benefits available to them.
The resources on this page are designed to help you talk with a
community group about the role of lawyers and the judicial system in our
This new civics website educates students on landmark court cases
through videos, case summaries, and other resources. The site also
includes curriculum materials and strategies for teachers on the cases,
which are part of new TEKS standards.
Visit this page for details and resources on providing legal clinics
for military veterans who cannot afford legal help.
This special State Bar of Texas initiative is designed to help Texans
understand their essential roles in protecting and preserving the Rule
This initiative is a mentoring program designed for local bar
associations to assist young lawyers' transition to the practice of
This initiative is a free online program designed to provide
practical guidance and answers to future lawyers' questions and
The purpose of this series by Past President Harper Estes is to
preserve and share the perspectives of legendary Texas lawyers.
The Presidents' Award is presented at the State Bar of Texas Annual
Meeting each year. The award honors exceptional service to the public
and the legal profession.