Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas sent to following message to members on September 1.

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors’ Nominations and Elections Subcommittee voted to recommend the nomination of Sara E. Dysart of San Antonio as a candidate for 2021-2022 State Bar president-elect, after E. Leon Carter of Dallas withdrew his name from consideration.

Dysart joins Laura Gibson of Houston as the subcommittee’s recommended president-elect nominees. The State Bar board will consider the recommendations during its virtual meeting on September 25, which will be broadcast at . If the board approves their nominations, Dysart and Gibson would appear on the ballot in April 2021 along with any certified petition candidates.

Potential petition candidates can begin collecting signatures on September 1, 2020, and have until March 1, 2021, to submit their nominating petitions to the State Bar for certification. For information on how to run for president-elect, go .

This year, the subcommittee considered candidates from metropolitan counties, in compliance with State Bar rules. Click the names below to read the potential nominees’ interest letters to the Nominations and Elections Subcommittee.

Nominations Sought for At-Large Director

The State Bar of Texas is accepting nominations through December 1 for an at-large director position on the board of directors. Four at-large positions are appointed by the State Bar president subject to board confirmation. One position will become vacant in 2021. At-large directors serve three-year terms. The term begins June 17, 2021.

In making the appointments, the president is required to appoint directors who demonstrate knowledge gained from experience in the legal profession and community necessary to ensure the board represents the interests of attorneys from the varied backgrounds that compose the membership of the State Bar of Texas.

For information or to submit a nomination, go to .