State Bar of Texas
Sept. 29, 2009

Contact: Kim Davey, 800.204.2222 x 1713 or 512.427.1713

Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Professional Liability Insurance Disclosure

AUSTIN – The State Bar of Texas has announced a series of public hearings to invite input from the public and attorneys regarding the issue of whether Texas lawyers should be required to disclose whether they have professional liability insurance (PLI).

The Supreme Court of Texas has asked the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors to recommend by Feb. 5, 2010, whether Texas lawyers should be required to disclose PLI coverage. If the board recommends such a requirement, the Court has asked the board to suggest the method by which attorneys should be required to disclose such information. The State Bar Board will vote on this issue at its Jan. 29, 2010 meeting.

The State Bar will collect input on both sides of this issue via public hearings and other avenues through the remainder of 2009. The board will use the input to assist it in making a recommendation to the Supreme Court.

The public hearings will be held:

San Antonio – Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
Courtroom, 2nd Floor
Bexar County Courthouse (Old Courthouse)
100 Dolorosa
San Antonio, TX 78205

Harlingen – Thursday, October 15, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
Meeting Room
Hampton Inn
1202 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX 78550

Houston – Friday, October 16, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
Classroom #316
South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002

El Paso – Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
County Commissioners Courtroom
500 E. San Antonio
3rd Floor
El Paso, TX 79901

Dallas – Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
V&E Room
Belo Mansion
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

Lubbock – Thursday, October 29, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
Don Hunt Courtroom
Texas Tech University School of Law
1802 Hartford Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409

Austin – Monday, November 9, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
Hatton W. Sumners Conference Room
Texas Law Center
1414 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701

For background and additional information on this issue, visit

To provide input to the State Bar Board about this issue, visit or email The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas. The Bar 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.