The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors will hold its quarterly meeting April 19 in Galveston.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Tremont House, 2300 Ship Mechanic St. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast live on the State Bar of Texas YouTube channel.

The agenda and meeting materials are available here.

Among the agenda items, the board will:

  • Consider and discuss approval of the State Bar of Texas 2024-2025 proposed budget for presentation to the Supreme Court of Texas.
  • Consider and discuss approval of a statutory membership fees increase effective in fiscal year 2025-2026. For background on the proposal, read the Executive Director’s Page from the March 2024 issue of the Texas Bar Journal here.
  • Consider and discuss approval of a plan to develop a recommendation on the amount, timing, and necessity of a referendum for a second membership fees increase.
  • Elect a board chair for the 2024-2025 bar year.
  • Consider the appointment of Caren Lock, of Lewisville, as an at-large director.
  • Hear an update on the Taskforce for Responsible AI in the Law.
  • Receive a report on the 1415 Lavaca project from the Building Planning Special Committee.

Those who wish to address the board in person should fill out a speaker card at the beginning of the meeting and submit it to a staff member onsite. To sign up to speak remotely during the meeting, email or call 512-427-1713 or 800-204-2222 (toll free) before 5 p.m. CDT on April 18. Please provide the agenda item number you wish to speak on.

Written comments regarding agenda items must be received by 5 p.m. CDT on April 15 for timely distribution to the Board of Directors before the meeting. Please submit written comments by email to and indicate the agenda item you are referring to.