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Committee On Disciplinary Rules and Referenda

On September 29, 2023, the board voted to petition the Supreme Court for a referendum on the rule proposals. The Supreme Court ordered a referendum on October 6, 2023.


The 2024 rules vote referendum was held in conjunction with the State Bar/TYLA president-elect and district director elections. Voting started on April 1, 2024 and ended at 5 p.m. CDT on April 30, 2024.

Grievance and Ethics



The Client Attorney Assistance Program is a voluntary, confidential dispute resolution service of the State Bar of Texas. CAAP's objective is to facilitate communication and foster productive dialogue to assist Texas lawyers and their clients in resolving minor concerns, disputes, or misunderstandings within the context of the attorney-client relationship.

Succession Planning

Every lawyer should have a plan in place to protect clients and colleagues for the time when he or she no longer can practice.

In 2014, the State Bar Aging Lawyer Issues Task Force issued a report to the State Bar Board of Directors. The task force wanted to develop resources for attorneys on issues related to aging, such as transitioning to retirement, mental health issues, and staying connected to the community.

Texas Board of Legal Specializations

An attorney who is board certified has relevant experience and special competence in a select field of law.


The Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program provides confidential help for lawyers, law students and judges who have problems with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.

Career Center

Texas Bar Career Center is the destination for exciting legal job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the legal industry.



Law Practice Management Program

The Law Practice Management Program provides members with information on starting, maintaining, growing, or closing a practice. Free resources include how-to brochures on everything from running a paperless office to cloud computing.



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