President Longley’s Initiatives

State Bar President Joe K. Longley has brought various issues to the forefront of the legal community.

President-elect Task Forces

As president-elect, Joe K. Longley formed two task forces.

Volunteer and Resource Opportunities

In June 2018, President Joe K. Longley traveled to the border to learn more about about how the State Bar could promote access to justice and the rule of law related to the separation of immigrant families. A web page was created to list volunteer trainings and opportunities for those who would like to get involved in reuniting children with their parents. 

Request for Attorney General Opinion

On January 22, 2019, President Joe K. Longley submitted a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton requesting an opinion on the constitutionality of issues related to State Bar of Texas operations and elections.