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A section is comprised of lawyers who practice in similar legal specialties. Each Section is designed to offer closer association between attorneys engaged in specialized fields of law, thus providing the opportunity to share professional experiences.

To join a Section, visit My Bar Page and join online.

New Lawyers: Many sections offer free memberships for attorneys licensed two years or less. As a young lawyer, you can join up to 3 sections that offer free memberships at no charge. Download the application.
 

For further information, contact the Sections Department at 1-800-204-2222 or (512) 427-1463 ext. 1420.

Section
(click for website)
Chair
Dues
Administrative & Public Law Kim Kiplin, Austin
$25
African-American Lawyers
LaKeisha Monique Forte, Irving
$25
Alternative Dispute Resolution Donald R. Philbin, Jr., San Antonio
$25
Animal Law Robyn Fae Katz, San Antonio
$20
Antitrust and Business Litigation Tom Jackson, Dallas
$20
Appellate Cynthia Timms, Dallas
$25
Asian-Pacific Interest Ann Rita Chao, Dallas
$15
Aviation Law Eric Levenhagen, Houston
$20
Bankruptcy Law Hon. Richard S. Schmidt, Corpus Christi
$25
Business Law Ron Chichester, Tomball
$30
Collaborative Law Anne K. Shuttee, Dallas
$25
Computer & Technology Joseph Jacobson, Dallas
$25
Construction Law William W. Sommers, San Antonio
$30
Consumer and Commercial Law Melanie Hessler Phipps, San Antonio
$30
Corporate Counsel Clay B. Scheitzach, Dallas
$30
Criminal Justice Douglas W. Skemp, Dallas
$20
Entertainment and Sports Law Craig Carlyle Crafton, Dallas
$30
Environmental and Natural Resources Jean McLemore Flores, Dallas
$30
Family Law James A. Vaught, Austin
$40
General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Brandon Shawn Earp, Bowie
$20
Government Law Kathryn Elaine Hoffman, Killeen
$20
Health Law Denise Webb Glass, Dallas
$20
Hispanic Issues Benny Agosto Jr., Houston
$20
Immigration and Nationality Law Lisa Reid, Houston
$20
Individual Rights and Responsibilities Craig Andrew Stanfield, Houston
$15
Insurance Law Mark A. Ticer, Dallas
$30
Intellectual Property Law Kristin Jordan Harkins, Plano
$30
International Law Andrew Melsheimer, Dallas
$30
James C. Watson Inn of Former Officers and Directors Deborah Jean Bullion, Sugar Land
$15 (limited membership)
Judicial Hon. David L. Evans, Fort Worth
$30 (limited membership)
Justice of the Peace Courts
Howard M. Bookstaff, Houston
$20
Juvenile Law Laura A. Peterson, Garland
$25
Labor and Employment Law C.B. Burns, El Paso
$30
Law Student Division Belashia S. Wallace, Humble
$15
Legislative and Campaign Law Ross Fischer, Austin
LGBT Law John Valdemar Trevino Jr., Plano
$20
Litigation Pat Long Weaver, Midland
$30
Litigation - Sustaining Pat Long Weaver, Midland
$100
Military and Veterans Law Linda K. Webster, Harker Heights
$15
Municipal Judges Hon. Joyce Elaine Marshall-Augustine, Houston
$15 (limited membership)
Native American Law Ron Jackson, Ysleta Del Sur
$20
Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law David Michael Patton, Houston
$35
Paralegal Division Misti Dyane Janes, Amarillo
Poverty Law Matthew Brian Probus, Sugar Land
$15
Public Utility Law
Susan C. Gentz, Austin
$10
Real Estate, Probate & Trust Richard L. Spencer, Houston
$30
School Law Juan J. Cruz, Laredo
$25
Tax Andrius R. Kontrimas, Houston
$35
Women and the Law Eleanor Anne Bryant, San Antonio
$20
Workers' Compensation
Michael L. Sprain, Houston
$25

 

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