Governmental Relations

Governmental Relations serves as the State Bar’s liaison to the Texas Legislature and other state and federal governmental entities. The department reviews thousands of bills each legislative session for their potential impact on the State Bar and the legal profession. The department also manages and coordinates the State Bar’s legislative program, which is composed of bills drafted by sections of the State Bar.

Friday Update

The Friday Update is a service of the State Bar of Texas intended to keep members up to date on legislation of interest to the legal profession. The Friday Update includes links to relevant bills with status information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Governmental Relations staff.


KaLyn Laney, Director

Kristina McGuire, Coordinator


(512) 427-1463, ext. 6826 or (800) 204-2222, ext. 6826

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