Bob Black was sworn in today by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson at a special ceremony at the annual meeting in San Antonio. He will serve as president of the State Bar until June 2012.

Black is managing shareholder of MehaffyWeber in Beaumont. He has served as chair of the State Bar Board of Directors, Policy Manual Subcommittee, Facilities and Equipment Subcommittee, co-chair of the Nominations and Elections Subcommittee, and vice chair of the Executive Committee. He was also past president of the Jefferson County Bar Association.

Black earned a J.D. summa cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1980, where he was an editor of the Texas Tech Law Review. He was recently honored as the Distinguished Alumnus of Texas Tech University School of Law for 2011.