Adam T. Schramek, a litigation partner in the Austin office of Norton Rose Fulbright, is the new president of the Austin Bar Association. He took office on June 1.Since 2013, Schramek served as a member of the Austin Bar Association Board of Directors. He also previously served as president of the Austin Young Lawyers Association and is a fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation.
As president, Schramek will work to increase participation by Austin lawyers in pro bono projects, such as Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, or TLTV, which provides pro bono civil legal assistance to veterans and their families who otherwise could not afford legal services.
“Attorneys are the only people who can go to the courthouse to represent the legal needs of the poor and disadvantaged,” Schramek said in a press release. “Austin lawyers can do more, and we should each strive to meet the State Bar’s goal of at least 50 hours of pro bono service each year.”
For more information about the Austin Bar Association, go to austinbar.org.