Editor’s note: State Bar of Texas President Tom Vick sent the following message to members on Monday.
The State Bar of Texas General Counsel Search Committee voted by acclamation Monday to recommend to the State Bar board Ross Fischer of Austin as general counsel. The State Bar Board of Directors, which elects the general counsel by a majority vote, will consider the recommendation at an open meeting on June 20 in Houston.
Mr. Fischer is an attorney with the Gober Group who specializes in legislative and campaign law, professional ethics, and government integrity matters. His clients include elected officials, candidates, trade associations, political committees, local governments, municipalities, and corporations. A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, he is regularly called upon to advise public entities on matters involving legislative law, public integrity, and campaign and election procedures.
You can read his resume here.
As I previously reported, the State Bar board voted unanimously in January to approve the hiring of a general counsel, a statutory position under the State Bar Act. The board’s General Counsel Search Committee carefully reviewed responses to the Request for Proposals (RFP) and selected six Texas lawyers to interview for the position out of 12 respondents.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read my April 27 message, where I go into more detail about the general counsel search process and address some misconceptions. If you have additional questions or comments on the process, please contact State Bar Human Resources Director Amy Turner at (800) 204-2222, ext. 1708, or (512) 427-1708.
Tom Vick, President
State Bar of Texas