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January 28, 2008

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State Bar of Texas President-elect Candidates Announced

(Austin) – Attorneys Claude Ducloux of Austin and Roland K. Johnson of Fort Worth will face off in an election of the state's 80,000 lawyers this spring for the chance to lead the State Bar of Texas. The president-elect candidates were nominated during a meeting of the State Bar Board of Directors Jan. 25 in Grapevine.

Claude Ducloux
Claude Ducloux is a principal at Hill, Ducloux, Carnes & Hopper in Austin. Board certified in civil trial law and civil appellate law, Ducloux specializes in business formation, transactions, trial and appellate law, and mediation and arbitration. He has served as president of the Austin Bar Association (formerly Travis County Bar Association), and in numerous leadership positions on State Bar committees. Ducloux has chaired the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Texas Bar Foundation, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, College of the State Bar of Texas, and the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. He has served as president of St. Mary's Law School Alumni Board of Trustees, on the board of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, and as a member and founder of the "Bar & Grill Singers" to raise funds for pro bono legal services. A sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Ducloux earned a B.A. from the University of Texas and a J.D. from St. Mary's University.

Roland K. Johnson
Roland K. Johnson practices with the Fort Worth firm of Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. as managing shareholder. He is board certified in civil trial law and practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, professional liability litigation, and arbitration. Johnson has served as president of the Tarrant County Bar Association, on the State Bar board and as chair of the Professionalism Committee, and on the City of Fort Worth's Civil Service Commission. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Texas Legal Protection Plan, Center for Law and Renewal, the Day Resource Center, and the Baylor Alumni Association. He is an adjunct professor at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and a member of the Dean's advisory council, president of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, and a sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Johnson is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Association of Mediators, American Law Institute, American Board of Trial Advocates, and the American Arbitration Association's Commercial and Large Complex Case Panels. He earned his B.S. and J.D. from Baylor University. The president-elect will serve as the president of the State Bar of Texas from June 2009 through May 2010.

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.

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