The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors will hold a special public meeting at 9 a.m. on July 27 to accept comments, discuss, and consider action regarding online commentary posted by State Bar of Texas President Larry McDougal and other officers and directors.

The board also will discuss the creation of a State Bar of Texas Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The agenda for the meeting is available here. The meeting will be streamed live on the State Bar’s Facebook page—facebook.com/statebaroftexas.

To sign up to speak during the meeting, please email amy.starnes@texasbar.com or call 800-204- 2222, Ext. 1706 (toll free) before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020. Please provide the agenda item number you wish to speak on.

Written comments will be accepted until the time of the meeting. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, for timely distribution to the directors before the meeting. Please submit written comments by email to boardofdirectors@texasbar.com.

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