About Texas Bar

  • State Bar Jobs

    The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the state’s judicial branch that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the Minimum Continuing Legal Education program for attorneys, and manages the grievance process.

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  • Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans

    TLTV is a State Bar of Texas program designed to develop and assist with pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for military veterans who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need.

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  • Board of Directors

    The State Bar of Texas is governed by a board of directors who volunteer their valuable time and professional experience to our organization. The board receives no monetary compensation and is elected by State Bar members.

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  • Our Mission

    The mission of the State Bar of Texas is to support the administration of the legal system, assure all citizens equal access to justice, foster high standards of ethical conduct for lawyers …

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LEADERSHIP

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LOCAL BARS & ORGANIZATIONS

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OUR FINANCES

The purpose of the State Bar of Texas is to engage in those activities enumerated at Section 81.012 of the State Bar Act. The expenditure of funds by the State Bar of Texas is limited as set forth in both Section 81.034 of the State Bar Act and in Keller v. State Bar of California, 496 U.S. 1 (1990).

Our annual budget is developed to advance the State Bar’s goals and objectives as expressed in the State Bar Act and the State Bar of Texas Strategic Plan.

PRESIDENT INITIATIVES

Various projects and programs cultivated by State Bar presidents to provide lawyers with tools and resources to educate the public about the legal system.

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RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

GOVERNING DOCUMENTS

The operation of the State Bar of Texas is governed by statute (Government Code Section 81) and internal rules and policies.

SECTIONS

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.
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GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Governmental Relations serves as the State Bar’s liaison to the Texas Legislature and other state and federal governmental entities. The department also manages and coordinates the State Bar’s legislative program, which is composed of bills drafted by sections of the State Bar.
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