March 8, 2019

State Bar to Vigorously Defend Lawsuit

On March 6, 2019, a lawsuit was filed in the Western District of Texas claiming that under Janus v. AFSCME, 138 S. Ct. 2448 (2018), it is unconstitutional for an attorney to be compelled to be a member of the State Bar of Texas in order to practice law. The State Bar of Texas is confident it is fulfilling all statutory responsibilities as the administrative arm of the Texas Supreme Court consistent with the Court’s authority to regulate the legal profession. The pending legal action will be addressed accordingly.

Click here  to view a .pdf of the lawsuit that was filed.

Click here to read an article regarding the case published by Courthouse News Service on March 7, 2019.