2023-2024 State Bar of Texas President Cindy Tisdale

Cindy Tisdale

Cindy Tisdale is a partner with Goranson Bain Ausley, PLLC in Granbury, Fort Worth, and Midland. She is certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been practicing for 28 years after earning her J.D. from Baylor Law School in 1995.

Tisdale was chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors in 2013-2014. She also served as chair of the Texas Bar Foundation and chair of the Family Law Section, both in 2017-2018. She has served on numerous committees, the most recent being the Pattern Jury Charge, Family Law from 2019 to 2022.

Tisdale is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a past president of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is also a member of the Texas Bar College. She has been course director for numerous CLEs and has lectured/published more than 60 times for TexasBarCLE.

Presidential Initiatives

Under President Tisdale’s leadership, the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors voted in June 2023 to create an Artificial Intelligence Workgroup, which was later expanded into the Taskforce for Responsible AI in the Law, or TRAIL. The task force is studying the use of artificial intelligence in the legal profession, including ethical considerations, and will make recommendations, if any, to the board of directors consistent with the State Bar’s statutory purposes.  

Read the interim report from the Taskforce for Responsible AI in the Law.

President’s Messages

Cindy Tisdale comments on the profession, issues pertinent to practitioners, and State Bar initiatives and programs designed to assist lawyers throughout their careers.

Past President Initiatives

Various projects and programs cultivated by State Bar presidents to provide lawyers with tools and resources to educate the public about the legal system.

President's Award

The President's Award is presented at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting each year and honors exceptional service to the public and the legal profession.

Past Presidents

State Bar members elect the president, who serves a one-year term as president-elect before taking office. Many distinguished women and men have committed countless hours of service and shared their wisdom while leading the bar

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