2019-2020 Standing Committees

Committees are established by the Board of Directors and members are appointed by the president-elect to consider matters of interest, update professional materials, recommend changes to policies and procedures, and study legal issues affecting the legal profession and the public.

2019-2020 Reimbursement Policies

2018-2019 Committee Review Report

2018-2019 Yearend Reports

Consider Serving on a Committee

Committee appointment terms commence after the annual meeting each year. Unless otherwise noted, appointment terms are for three years and no member may serve on more than one committee at a time.

Please consider the time and dedication committees require when applying. Participation is important and failure to contribute in the work of the committee may result in removal from the committee.

To express interest in serving on a committee during the 2020-2021 year, fill out the online form by December 1, 2019. For further questions, call or email the Committees Department at (512) 427-1516 or committees@texasbar.com.

Committee and ChairRole

ADMINISTRATION OF RULES OF EVIDENCE

Leslie Hyman, San Antonio
(210) 892-1601

Monitors Rules of Evidence, related statutes

ADVERTISING REVIEW

Chuck Noteboom, Fort Worth
(713) 857-2542

Lawyer advertising rules, attorney compliance

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

Judge Xavier Rodriguez, San Antonio
(210) 472-6575

CLE needs of lawyers, programming

COURT RULES

Giana Ortiz, Austin
(817) 867-7984

Revisions to rules of practice, statutes, seeks fairness and efficiency

DISABILITY ISSUES

Sean Pevsner, Arlington
(682) 706-3750

Address concerns of lawyers and the public with disabilities

DIVERSITY IN THE PROFESSION

Kandace Walter, Addison
(469) 324-9722

Increase opportunities for and involvement of minorities in the profession, increase diversity

JURY SERVICE

Doryn Glenn, Galveston
(409) 766-2409 

Improving jury service, compensation, and participation

LAW FOCUSED EDUCATION

Kevin Vela, Dallas
(214) 821-2300

Programs for public regarding civic responsibility

LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Penny Robe, Plano
(972) 861-0126

Enhance management of and ethical delivery of legal services

LAWS RELATING TO IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY

Linda Brandmiller, San Antonio
(210) 900-0991

Study current, proposed laws related to immigration and nationality

LAWYERS' ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Victoria Mather, San Antonio
(210) 436-3318

Rehabilitation of attorneys with mental illness or addiction

LEGAL SERVICES TO THE POOR IN CIVIL MATTERS

Brian McGiverin, Austin
(512) 387-0718

Programs to assure delivery of legal services to persons who cannot afford counsel in civil matters

LEGAL SERVICES TO THE POOR IN CRIMINAL MATTERS

Jani Maselli Wood, Houston
(713) 274-6721

Programs to assure delivery of legal services to persons who cannot afford counsel in criminal matters

LOCAL BAR SERVICES

Judge Charles Davis, Palestine
(903) 723-7415 

Services to local and specialty bar associations

MINIMUM CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

John Boyce, San Antonio
(210) 736-2224 

MCLE rules, regulations, and accreditation

PATTERN JURY CHARGES -
BUSINESS, CONSUMER, INSURANCE & EMPLOYMENT

William Chriss, Corpus Christi
(361) 884-3330

To prepare and periodically revise pattern jury charges for common law and statutory claims encountered in consumer, insurance, business, commercial, and employment litigation.

PATTERN JURY CHARGES -
CRIMINAL

Wendell Odom, Houston
(713) 223-5575

To monitor statutory and case law developments in criminal law and prepare supplementation as needed for Pattern Jury Charges - Criminal.

PATTERN JURY CHARGES -
FAMILY AND PROBATE

Stewart Gagnon, Houston
(713) 651-5151 

To prepare and periodically revise pattern jury charges

PATTERN JURY CHARGES -
GENERAL NEGLIGENCE, INTENTIONAL PERSONAL TORTS, AND WORKERS COMPENSATION

Daniel Linebaugh, Baytown
(281) 422-0505

To prepare and periodically revise pattern jury charges

PATTERN JURY CHARGES -
MALPRACTICE, PREMISES, AND PRODUCTS

Jack E. McGehee, Houston
(713) 864-4000

To prepare and periodically revise pattern jury charges

PATTERN JURY CHARGES -
OIL AND GAS

Ricardo E. Morales, Laredo
(956) 727-4441

To monitor statutory and case law developments in the subject matter for this PJC volume and prepare supplementation as needed.

PATTERN JURY CHARGES -
OVERSIGHT

Jane Bland, Houston
(713) 274-2700

To set appropriate policies and standards, to act as an oversight and coordinating committee for the PJC committees, and to concern itself with the study and formulation of the form of charges submitted for publication through the Books and Systems Department.

PROFESSIONALISM

Suzanne Duvall, Dallas
(214) 361-0802

Increase professionalism, improve development of new lawyers

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Julie Doss, Lubbock
(806) 743-3329 

Expand public understanding of legal system, role of lawyers

REAL ESTATE FORMS

Sara Dysart, San Antonio
(210) 224-7111

Review and update the Real Estate Forms Manual

TEXAS BAR JOURNAL BOARD OF EDITORS

Miles LeBlanc, Rockwall
(713) 556-7245

Advises and assists Bar Journal editor

WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION

Bridget Vick, Houston
(713) 220-4113

Increase opportunities for women in the legal profession

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