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.

Legislative Program

The department reviews thousands of bills each legislative session for their potential impact on the State Bar and the legal profession.

Friday Update

During each legislative session, the Governmental Relations Department publishes the Friday Update, a free e-newsletter about developments regarding the State Bar’s legislative package.

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