At-Large Director Positions

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for the at-large director position. Four at-large positions on the board are appointed by the president of the State Bar subject to confirmation by the board of directors. Two positions will become vacant in 2022. At-large directors serve three-year terms, and this year the term begins June 9, 2022.

In making the appointments, the president is required to appoint directors who demonstrate knowledge gained from experience in the legal profession and community necessary to ensure the board represents the interests of attorneys from the varied backgrounds that compose the membership of the State Bar of Texas.

An Ad Hoc Committee to Nominate At-large Directors will recommend four candidates to the State Bar president, who will select two candidates for appointment subject to ratification of the State Bar board. Nominees will be responsible for their own expenses related to the interview process.

Call for Nominations

At-Large Director Policy Manual Provisions

CURRENT AT-LARGE DIRECTORS

Andrés Almanzan

ANDRÉS E. ALMANZÁN
Term expires 2022
Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson & Galatzan
100 N. Stanton St., Ste. 1000 
El Paso 79901
(915) 532-2000, ext. 509 fax: (915) 541-1597

David Calvillo

DAVID N. CALVILLO
Term expires 2023
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry, P.C.
1200 Smith St., Ste. 1400
Houston 77002
(713) 658-1818 fax: (713) 658-2553

Luis Cardenas

LUIS M. CARDENAS
Term expires 2022
Escobedo & Cardenas, L.L.P.
1602 Dulcinea
Edinburg 78539
(956) 630-2222 fax:(956) 630-2223

Kelly Clarke

KELLY-ANN F. CLARKE
At-Large Director – term expires 2024
AT&T Services
208 S. Akard St.
Dallas 75202
(214) 787-0807

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To assist in the improvement of the State Bar and the legal profession, your full commitment to the duties of a director is expected. Directors serve three-year terms and participate in many activities and events that require a significant time commitment. Below are Frequently Asked Questions about the duties and expectations of serving on the board and the guidelines for election.

Frequently Asked Questions about Service on the Board

The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2021.

For your nomination packet to be considered complete, please include:

  • nomination letter (self-nominations are not accepted)

  • resume

  • 3 to 5 letters of recommendation

  • brief personal statement of no more than 500 words explaining why you have “knowledge gained from experience in the legal profession and community necessary to ensure the board represents the interests of attorneys from the varied backgrounds that compose the membership of the State Bar.”

  • At-Large Application Form

Completed nomination packets may be emailed to: jennifer.reames@texasbar.com

Or mailed to:
State Bar of Texas
Attn: Ray Cantu
PO Box 12487
Austin, TX 78711

Please note that an application for at-large director does not preclude an applicant from running for an elected board position. Petitions for the elected board member positions must be received at the State Bar headquarters by March 1, 2022.

For additional information, please contact Ray Cantu at 512-427-1506 or 800-204-2222 ext. 1506 or ray.cantu@texasbar.com.

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