Stars of Texas Bars Awards

The Local Bar Services Committee is now accepting local bar association submissions for the annual Stars of Texas Bars Awards and Judge Sam Williams Award. These awards are an excellent opportunity for local bar associations to gain recognition for all they do on behalf of their members and the public. All Stars of Texas Bars and Judge Sam Williams entries must be received by the Local Bar Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on April 29, 2022. All award entries and criteria must be submitted on a flash drive only. For questions, please email or call (800) 204-2222, ext. 1514.

Winners will be honored at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Marriott Marquis in Houston.

2022 Stars of Texas Bars Awards Brochure
2022 Stars of Texas Awards Entry Form
Due to the postponement of the last two years’ entry submissions, this year, each local bar association will be eligible to submit entries from one of three time periods (per award type): May 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020; May 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021; or May 1, 2021 to April 29, 2022.

The Stars of Texas Bars Awards include eight award categories that recognize local bar associations for outstanding community involvement, commitment to increasing access to justice, dedication to the profession, and excellent reporting. Each local bar association has the opportunity to receive awards based on its division. Divisions are broken down by the size of bar membership. Please review the 2022 Stars of Texas Bars Awards brochure for the full list of award categories, submission criteria, and division information.

2022 Judge Sam Williams Award Submission Sheet
The State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee annually honors one individual who demonstrates a commitment to fostering and maintaining the relationship between his or her local bar association and the State Bar of Texas. Please review the Judge Sam Williams Award submission sheet for the nomination criteria.

The award, established in 1990, is named in honor of Judge Sam Williams, the long-time president of the Northeast Texas Bar Association. Judge Williams, an outstanding leader of the local bar assocation, exemplified the highest ideals of the position and significantly contributed to maintaining the local bar association's relationship with the State Bar of Texas.

2019 Stars of Texas Bars Award Winners

Judge Sam Williams Award Past Recipients

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