2019-2020 State Bar Elections
State Bar President-elect Candidate
Jeanne Cezanne “Cezy” Collins
Jeanne Cezanne “Cezy” Collins is general counsel of the El Paso Independent School District and previously worked as a legal aid lawyer, an assistant county attorney, and a law firm litigation partner.
She served on the State Bar Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011 and as chair of the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees in 2015-2016, chair of the Supreme Court Taskforce to Expand Legal Services Delivery from 2009 to 2011, and president of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations in 2011-2012. Collins is a founding life fellow of the El Paso Bar Foundation, for which she served as president from 2008 to 2011, and was a commissioner for the Texas Access to Justice Commission. She is a member of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals and a sustaining life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Collins was named the 2002-2003 Outstanding Lawyer of El Paso by the El Paso Young Lawyers Association and honored with the 2009 Sarah T. Hughes Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section and the 2013 Shattering Barriers Award by the Mexican American Bar Association of El Paso, among other accolades.
She earned her J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1991.