The Texas Social Media Research Institute at Tarleton State University will present a social media award to the State Bar of Texas for its Twitter account (@statebaroftexas) on April 17, 2018, at the 6th annual Social Media Conference in Fort Worth.

The award recognizes top Texas state agencies included on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission state agency list. Award recipients were judged by the agency’s Klout influencer score and number of Twitter followers. More than 17,000 Twitter users currently follow the State Bar account.

The State Bar uses its Twitter account to keep members up to date on issues such as Texas Supreme Court orders, State Bar of Texas Board of Director meetings, news about the profession, State Bar events, articles of note from the Texas Bar Journal, information about local bars, and more. Through the account, the bar also provides information on legal services available to the public, such as veterans and free legal advice clinics.