The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors will receive an update from President Larry McDougal on the Presidential Diversity Plan as well as the Presidential Task Force on Criminal Court Proceedings among other items at the board’s quarterly meeting set to begin at 9 a.m. CDT September 25.

Items on the agenda also include consideration of the 2021-2022 president-elect nominees. The board’s Nominations & Elections Subcommittee has recommended Sara Dysart of San Antonio and Laura Gibson of Houston as candidates. If approved, Dysart and Gibson will appear on the ballot in April 2021 along with any certified petition candidates.

The board will also consider a resolution to petition the Texas Supreme Court to order a referendum of bar members on proposed amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, as provided by Tex. Govt. Code 81.0878.

View the full agenda here.

The meeting will be held via videoconference and streamed live on the State Bar’s YouTube page —

To sign up to speak during the meeting, please email or call 800-204-2222, Ext. 1706 (toll free) before 5 p.m. CDT September 24. Please provide the agenda item number you wish to speak on.

Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. CDT September 22 for timely distribution to the board before the meeting. Please submit written comments by email to