Proud to Partner With You: A New State Bar Benefit

As I enter my sixth month as president, I hope the message is clear that our State Bar wants to partner with the lawyers of Texas to improve our profession, our practices, and our personal lives. My successor, Larry McDougal, is committed to this as well. We are both lawyer-centric and listen to our fellow lawyers. An example of this is our newest free member benefit that has just been released.

The Need No. 1: The workload of many law practices resembles a roller coaster with lots of ups and downs. When a big project needs legal firepower, lawyers often need extra help to complete that project.

The Need No. 2: There are Texas lawyers who want or need to do contract or temporary work. Some want to work from home and are looking for flexible hours. Some want to report to an office. And some are looking for a full-time job but are still willing to work on a contract basis in the interim.

The Solution: Connecting these two groups.

The New Program: The State Bar’s Texas Bar Career Center ( now offers a free 30-day contract job posting by potential employers. Job seekers can easily review the jobs and submit the necessary information to the potential employer. Job seekers can also sign up for email alerts so they are notified when a new contract job is posted. We think this is a win-win for Texas lawyers who have complementing needs.

Special Thanks: The Texas Bar Career Center is a well-established resource for members of the State Bar and other legal professionals. The site is administered by YourMembership, a third party, at no charge for our members.1 Also facilitating the effort to get this program up and running were the Insurance/Member Benefits Subcommittee of the State Bar Board, State Bar Associate Executive Director and Legal Counsel John Sirman, Research and Analysis Director Cory Squires, Website Department Manager Patricia McConnico, and Communications Division Director Lowell Brown.


Randy Sorrels

President, State Bar of Texas

Randy Sorrels can be reached by email at or or by phone at 713-222-7211 (office) or 713-582-8005 (cell).


1. Job seekers can search open positions, sign up for job alerts, and apply for positions on the Texas Bar Career Center—all at no cost. Job postings for positions other than contract lawyers are available for employers to purchase through YourMembership.

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