State Bar of Texas judicial poll results announced

More than 12,000 attorneys voted in the State Bar of Texas 2014 Judicial Poll, and you can see the results here.

In all, 12,294 Texas lawyers cast a ballot by the 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday, representing nearly 13 percent of the 94,783 eligible voters.

The State Bar has conducted the poll since 1952, allowing lawyers to vote on candidates in races for Texas Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, and intermediate appeals courts.

The results are not an endorsement by the State Bar of Texas, its officers, directors, or staff. 

2013 State Bar Election: Candidates Forum live webcast on March 28

Register now for a free live webcast, We the Candidates Forum, scheduled for Thursday, March 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. This year's candidates: Trey Apffel of League City, Steve Fischer of Rockport, and Larry W. Hicks of El Paso, will discuss issues facing the Texas legal profession, their visions for the future of the State Bar of Texas, and their experience and leadership styles.

If you register for the webcast but cannot view it on the scheduled date, it will be archived and available within approximately 3 business days from the broadcast date. When ready, it will be under the "Your Purchases" section located on the homepage of TexasBarCLE.com and available for viewing until April 30. 

The program will also be available in the "Free Online Class" section located on the homepage of TexasBarCLE.com within 3 business days of the broadcast for viewing until April 30. There is no MCLE credit for this webcast.

Election ballots will be distributed electronically and via mail on April 1, and State Bar of Texas members have until April 30 at 5:00 p.m. CST to cast ballots. View more information about the candidates and the election

TYLA President-elect candidates announced

The Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) has named Alfonso Cabañas of San Antonio and Rebekah Steely Brooker of Dallas president-elect candidates. The individual receiving the most votes in an election this spring will serve as TYLA president from June 2014 until June 2015. Election results will be announced May 1. Read the full press release

State Bar of Texas President-elect candidates announced

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors has approved the nomination of attorneys E.A. “Trey” Apffel, III of League City and Larry W. Hicks of El Paso as candidates for president-elect. Texas attorneys will cast their votes during an election this spring. Election results will be announced May 1. The president-elect will serve as president of the State Bar of Texas from June 2014 until June 2015. Read the full press release

Lisa M. Tatum named President-elect of State Bar of Texas; Kristy Sims Piazza named President-elect of Texas Young Lawyers Association

State Bar of Texas officials last tonight announced that Lisa M. Tatum of San Antonio was elected by the state's lawyers to serve as president-elect of the organization. Kristy Sims Piazza of Plano was elected president-elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA). Read the election results. Also announced were those elected to the State Bar of Texas Board Board and TYLA directors. Read the full press release.

State Bar of Texas election 2012

Election 2012 for State Bar and TYLA presidents-elect and district directors is currently underway and will continue until 5:00 pm on May 1, 2012. Read about the candidates.

You can vote online now, or if you prefer to vote via a paper ballot, election packets were mailed on April 2, 2012 and may take five (5) to seven (7) days for delivery. Complete your ballot and return it in the postage paid envelope provided.  If you have not received your paper ballot by U.S. mail by April 9, 2012, please call 1-800-218-4026 for assistance Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT.

The deadline to cast your vote is May 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm. Votes must be received either online or at the designated U.S. Postal address no later than that date and time.

2012 voting for State Bar and TYLA presidents-elect begins April 2

Election 2012 online voting for State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) presidents-elect will begin April 2 and end May 1. Paper ballots will be mailed April 2.

The State Bar Board of Directors approved the nominations of E. Steve Bolden, II of Dallas and Lisa Tatum of San Antonio as State Bar president-­elect candidates. The TYLA Board of Directors approved the nominations of Shivali Sharma of Texarkana and Kristy Sims Piazza of Plano as TYLA president-elect candidates.

To view the candidates' bios, please visit www.texasbar.com/elections.

Election 2011 - Vote Now

Election 2011 for State Bar and TYLA presidents-elect is underway. Vote online now. Paper ballots were mailed on April 1. The voting deadline is May 2 at 5 p.m. If you do not receive your packet by April 8, please email custserv@vres.us or call 800-218-4026.

Voting for State Bar and TYLA presidents-elect begins April 1

Election 2011 online voting for State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) presidents-elect will begin April 1 and end May 2. Paper ballots will be mailed April 1.

The State Bar Board of Directors approved the nominations of Guy Choate of San Angelo and F.R. "Buck" Files, Jr. of Tyler as State Bar president-­elect candidates. The TYLA Board of Directors approved the nominations of David Courreges of Austin and C.E. Rhodes of Houston as TYLA president-elect candidates.

To view the candidates' bios, please visit www.texasbar.com/elections.