State Bar of Texas Rules Vote
Texas lawyers have been called upon to exercise their right of self-governance by voting on proposed amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. It has been a decade since the last vote. For nearly 25,000 attorneys that entered the practice since then, it will be their first opportunity to vote on disciplinary rule proposals. The ballot includes eight separate rule proposals, each addressing a specific subject. Voting will take place from February 2 to March 4, 2021, by paper and electronic ballot.
To be eligible to vote on the proposed amendments, an attorney must be an active member of the bar and in good standing. Questions about voting can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following includes the Texas Supreme Court order approving the 2021 rules vote, the approved ballot format, and a copy of the proposed amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. Clean and redline versions of the proposed amendments, as well as other information about the 2021 rules vote, are available at texasbar.com/rulesvote.TBJ