2019-2020 State Bar President-elect Candidates

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors approved the nominations of Jeanne Cezanne “Cezy” Collins, of El Paso, and Larry P. McDougal Sr., of Richmond, as president-elect candidates at its meeting on September 28, 2018, in Austin. Texas lawyers will vote for the president-elect and district directors April 1-30. The winner will serve as president-elect from June 2019 to June 2020 and as president from June 2020 to June 2021. For more information, go to texasbar.com/elections.


Jeanne Cezanne “Cezy” Collins
El Paso

Jeanne CollinsJeanne Cezanne “Cezy” Collins is general counsel of the El Paso Independent School District and previously worked as a legal aid lawyer, an assistant county attorney, and a law firm litigation partner.

She served on the State Bar Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011 and as chair of the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees in 2015-2016, chair of the Supreme Court Taskforce to Expand Legal Services Delivery from 2009 to 2011, and president of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations in 2011-2012. Collins is a founding life fellow of the El Paso Bar Foundation, for which she served as president from 2008 to 2011, and was a commissioner for the Texas Access to Justice Commission. She is a member of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals and a sustaining life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Collins was named the 2002-2003 Outstanding Lawyer of El Paso by the El Paso Young Lawyers Association and honored with the 2009 Sarah T. Hughes Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section and the 2013 Shattering Barriers Award by the Mexican American Bar Association of El Paso, among other accolades.

She earned her J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1991.

Larry P. McDougal Sr.

Larry McDougalLarry P. McDougal Sr. is certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the founder of a namesake law office where he practices with his son. McDougal has previously served as a police officer, firefighter, and an assistant district attorney.

He served on the State Bar Board of Directors from 2012 to 2015 and continues to serve on the State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee. He is the District 5 Grievance Committee chair for the State Bar and District 5 nominating chair for the Texas Bar Foundation. McDougal also serves on the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Ethics Committee, Ethics Hotline, and Strike Force. He teaches legal ethics to lawyers around the state and is a member of several professional associations.

McDougal won the President’s Award from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 2009, TexasBarCLE Standing Ovation Award in 2014, and the Outstanding Third-Year Director Award from the State Bar of Texas in 2015, among other accolades.

He earned his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1990.


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