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Mandatory Submission Steps

Depending on whether a submission is an advertisement or a solicitation communication, an attorney must submit the below documents to our Advertising Review Department.
If you are submitting more than one advertisement, EACH advertisement requires a SEPARATE application packet. Lawyers from different firms who are submitting the same advertisement must submit the advertisement SEPARATELY.

For Print Advertisements

  1. One original AND one copy of the advertisement.
  2. One original AND one copy of the completed application form.
  3. A payment of $75 for each advertisement submitted by check or money order, payable to the State Bar of Texas, or by American Express, MasterCard, or Visa.
  4. If the advertisement is presented in a language other than English, please send one original and one copy of the translated material. Mail to the address at the bottom of this page.

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For Television and Radio Advertisements

  1. One original AND one copy of the script in English.
  2. If in a language other than English, one original AND one copy of the script in whatever language in which the advertisement is presented.
  3. One original AND one copy of the completed application form.
  4. A payment of $75 for each advertisement submitted by check or money order, payable to the State Bar of Texas, or by American Express, MasterCard, or Visa.
  5. One recording of the advertisement either on DVD or VHS cassette for television commercials or CD or cassette tape for radio, if submitted at the same time it is aired on television or radio. (It is okay to combine multiple recordings onto one DVD or VHS.)

Mail to the address at the bottom of this page.

For television advertisements or Internet videos, please make sure the production script shows BOTH the video AND audio components of the advertisement

Internet Advertisements

  1. One original AND one copy of the print out of the initial access page (homepage) or banner advertisement, and website to which it is linked.
  2. If in a language other than English, one original AND one copy of the translation of the materials indicated in number one.
  3. One original AND one copy of the completed application form.
  4. A payment of $75 for each advertisement submitted by check or money order, payable to the State Bar of Texas, or by American Express, MasterCard, or Visa.

Mail to the address at the bottom of this page.

For television advertisements or Internet videos, please make sure the production script shows BOTH the video AND audio components of the advertisement

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Solicitation Communications Materials

  1. One original AND one copy of the written solicitation.
  2. One original AND one copy of the written solicitation in English, if the letter is in a language other than English.
  3. One original AND one copy of the envelope or packaging in which the solicitation will be sent to the recipient.
  4. One original AND one copy of the completed application form.
  5. The original AND one copy of the addendum.
  6. A payment of $75 for each advertisement submitted by check or money order, payable to the State Bar of Texas, or by American Express, MasterCard or Visa. Mail to the address below.

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Sample Ads & Solicitations

Mailing Address & Contact Information

For US Postal service deliveries:

Advertising Review Committee
State Bar of Texas
PO Box 12487
Austin, TX 78711-2487

For delivery services other than US Postal Service:

Advertising Review Committee
State Bar of Texas
1414 Colorado St., 5th Floor
Austin, TX 78701

Do you still have questions after reviewing the information on this page? Please contact us.

Phone

800.566.4616

Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct (Effective 6/1/05) [PDF]: All licensed Texas attorneys must follow these rules.

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Application Form

Download an application form (pdf format).

Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct

Download a pdf of Part VII of the rules regarding information about legal services (lawyer advertising).

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