State Bar of Texas
June 23, 2009

Contact: Kim Davey,, 800.204.2222 x 1713 or 512.427.1713

Roland Johnson of Fort Worth to be Sworn In as State Bar of Texas President

DALLAS – Roland Johnson of Fort Worth will be sworn in as president of the State Bar of Texas by Supreme Court of Texas Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson at a special ceremony at noon, Friday, June 26, at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Johnson practices with the Fort Worth firm of Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. 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 on or been a board member of: the Tarrant County Bar Association (president 2001-02), the State Bar Board of Directors (2003-06) and as chair of the State Bar Professionalism Committee (2007-08), as commissioner and chair of the City of Fort Worth's Civil Service Commission, the Board of Directors of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, the Texas Legal Protection Plan, the Day Resource Center, and president of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court (2007-08). He currently is on the Baylor Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is an adjunct professor at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and a member of the Dean's advisory council, 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, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 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., magna cum laude, and J.D., cum laude, from Baylor University.

Johnson will serve as State Bar president until June 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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