Committees are established by the Board of Directors and members are appointed by the president-elect to consider matters of interest, update professional materials, recommend changes to policies and procedures, and study legal issues affecting the legal profession and the public.
The Standing Committee Interest Form will open September 1 and close December 1. The appointment process begins in January and letters are mailed out at the end of May. New appointment terms begin at the end of Annual Meeting each year. You may follow this link to submit member recommendations.
The State Bar Act (Section 81.122) requires the State Bar to review standing committees at least biennially to assess whether there is a continuing need for each committee and if there is any unnecessary overlap of activities. The review includes an assessment of the State Bar Board Policies relating to standing committees and any recommended changes to these policies. Read the 2020-2021 report.
Please follow this link to contact the Committees Department.