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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2012

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

State Bar and Supreme Court of Texas Cooperating with Investigation into Misappropriation of Funds

The Supreme Court of Texas and State Bar of Texas today notified the Travis County District Attorney’s Office regarding a potential misappropriation of funds by a State Bar employee, who serves as a deputy clerk of the Supreme Court of Texas.

The employee has been suspended without pay pending the investigation.

The State Bar of Texas discovered several questionable checks as accountants worked to reconcile bank charges with a Supreme Court of Texas account primarily used for reimbursements to lawyers who overpaid annual fees.

The State Bar of Texas and Supreme Court of Texas are cooperating fully with the investigation.

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.

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