Electronic Designation Form
Succession planning fosters order and emergency preparedness. The Texas Supreme Court regulates cessation of practice, consistent with these principles.
For emergency management and client protection, the State Bar of Texas urges members to designate in advance one or more custodian-attorneys. A custodian-attorney assists in winding down the lawyer’s law practice in the event need arises under Part XIII of the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure.
The State Bar provides the following electronic designation form to facilitate advance designations. (For a video demonstration, click here.)
Practical objectives of custodianship include:
- Access to client files;
- Notice to the lawyer’s clients and others that the lawyer has ceased practice;
- Direction from the client on where the client wants the client file to go; and
- Return of client property.
Use the link below to begin the process of designating a custodian-attorney.
The State Bar will retain a record of each designation. To review information on your designation please login to MyBarPage.Designate Custodian Now