Texas Bar rules vote referendum is underway

Paper and electronic ballots were distributed February 2 to all lawyers who are active and in good standing with the State Bar. But with people working from home and spam filters catching some emails, our messages sometimes get lost, so we are posting this announcement so prosecutors are aware it is time to vote.

Lawyers can vote via paper ballot, online ballot, or through the State Bar website at texasbar.com (by clicking the “Vote Now” button). Online voting ends at 5 p.m. CST on March 4, and paper ballots must be received by that deadline.

Eight ballot items are included in the rules vote. Detailed information can be found at texasbar.com/rulesvote, including:

  • Redlined and clean versions of the proposals   
  • Summary of proposed rules   
  • Schedule of public forum CLE webinars (registration is still open for the final forum on February 9) 
  • Other helpful background information 

Additional information on the rules vote is included in the January and February issues of the Texas Bar Journal, which are available at texasbar.com/tbj

Attorneys are unique among professionals in Texas because our system of self-governance gives all bar members the right to vote on the directors and officers who represent us, the rules that regulate us, and the dues we pay for the privilege to practice law. This system depends on making sure our members exercise their right to self-governance.