Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas

Welcome to the Corporate Counsel Section
of the State Bar of Texas

Message From the Chair

T. Jason Smith (2020 - 2021)

I am honored to serve as the Chair of the State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section and I am privileged to work with an amazing cast of dedicated, hardworking and intelligent attorneys who serve on this section's Council.  While we're all adapting to unprecedented disruption in our world, this Council has embraced the new virtual working environment to keep this Section's mission on target. I'm always interested in learning about emerging trends and innovations in delivering legal services to clients, so please reach out to me directly if you have ideas that could benefit the mission of this Section.
Our membership is one of the largest in the State Bar of Texas and includes seasoned attorneys, recently admitted attorneys, in-house counsel, law firm lawyers, law students and judges. Though the vast majority of us live and practice in Texas, we also have members around the country and the globe.
We've recently redesigned our website to make it more user-friendly, both on the web and via mobile device. If you're a Section member, you'll have exclusive access to the searchable member roster (where you can update your own profile with a photo, social media links, etc), our Corporate Counsel Review publication, as well as Lexology (the most comprehensive source of legal updates, analysis and insights - which we've filtered to the most relevant topics for in-house counsel).
We've recently surpassed the $800,000 mark for our Pro Bono Grants awarded since 1997 (keep in mind, all funds for these come from sources other than member dues). If you know of a pro bono legal service provider in need, please contact our Pro Bono Committee and let them know. We also encourage law firms to consider being a Champion of Pro Bono to provide pro bono opportunities for in-house counsel and support pro bono organizations throughout Texas.
We're always looking for members who would like an active role on our Council and encourage you to look at our list of Committees to join.
I welcome you to our Section and I look forward to serving you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions on how we can serve the in-house community better.
Chair, 2020 – 2021