State Bar of Texas
Annual Report 2022 - 2023

It is my pleasure to present to you the 2022-2023 State Bar of Texas Annual Report.


In her outgoing remarks to the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, 2022-2023 President Laura Gibson discussed the bar’s success during her term in expanding awareness of the attorney discipline system, stressing the importance of lawyer well-being, and alerting our members to the pressing need for succession planning. Under her leadership, the State Bar provided free CLE webcasts on those topics that reached more than 45,000 Texas lawyers.

In response to the aging of the legal profession, the bar highlighted the need for members—particularly solo practitioners—to designate a custodian attorney. As part of these efforts, on June 21, 2023, the bar recognized “Designate Your Custodian Day,” taking advantage of the longest day of the year to publicize the State Bar’s custodian designation portal at In addition, the Law Practice Management Committee launched a toolkit with additional succession planning resources.

The 2022-2023 bar year saw many achievements, and I am proud to share them with you in these pages. For even more information on the accomplishments of the State Bar in 2022-2023, I encourage you to read the section and committee reports in the July/August issue of the Texas Bar Journal (

Thank you to the volunteers who make up our sections and committees, along with our professional staff, for the countless hours of work represented in these reports and for your dedication to the legal profession.


Trey Apffel
Executive Director, State Bar of Texas

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