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.

The 2020-2021 application has closed. Please check back in August 2020 for information regarding the 2021-2022 application process. For any other questions, call or email the Committees Department at (512) 427-1516 or committees@texasbar.com.

Committee and ChairRole

ADMINISTRATION OF RULES OF EVIDENCE

Johnathan Stone, Austin

Monitors Rules of Evidence, related statutes

ADVERTISING REVIEW

Al Harrison, Houston

Lawyer advertising rules, attorney compliance

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

Scott Rothenberg, Houston

CLE needs of lawyers, programming

COURT RULES

Robert B. Burns, Austin

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

Tracy Cantu, El Paso

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

JURY SERVICE

Steven Michael Denny, Amarillo

Improving jury service, compensation, and participation

LAW FOCUSED EDUCATION

Adam Falco, College Station

Programs for public regarding civic responsibility

LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Emile Steve Bolden, Dallas

Enhance management of and ethical delivery of legal services

LAWS RELATING TO IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY

R. Javier Rivera, Houston

Study current, proposed laws related to immigration and nationality

LAWYERS' ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Tracy Squires, San Antonio

Rehabilitation of attorneys with mental illness or addiction

LEGAL SERVICES TO THE POOR IN CIVIL MATTERS

Eric Michael Garza, San Antonio

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

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

  • Criminal

  • Family and Probate

  • General Negligence, Intentional Personal Torts & Workers’ Compensation

  • Malpractice, Premises & Products

  • Oil and Gas

  • Oversight

Authoritative guides for drafting questions, instructions, and definitions in a broad variety of cases

PROFESSIONALISM

Sarah Springer, Katy

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

Brent Alan Benoit, Houston

Advises and assists Bar Journal editor

WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION

Courtney Carlson, Houston

Increase opportunities for women in the legal profession

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