White male attorney sues State Bar of Texas for policy securing diversity on the bar’s board
- The Austin-based attorney filed suit against members of the board accepting applications for an open position reserved for underrepresented groups, alleging that his inability to apply for the position reserved for women and racial minorities is discriminatory.
- The bar’s board of directors includes 30 members elected by lawyers, six appointed by the Texas Supreme Court, and four directors appointed by the president of the bar who are “female, African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American or Asian-American.”
- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief in support of ending the quota, which was set by state law in 1991.
“Ken Paxton backs legal attack on state bar’s minority policy” (The Austin American-Statesman)
“Paxton files amicus brief accusing State Bar of Texas of discrimination” (KVUE)
“White Attorney Sues State Bar of Texas for Discrimination” (The Dallas Observer)
State Bar of Texas Board Members