Lynne Liberato in the Journal of Texas Supreme Court Historical Society: Taking Stock


When I was president of the State Bar of Texas, I experienced how easy it is to get caught in the trap that threatens to ensnare the president of every volunteer organization. On one hand, there are ceremonies to attend and actions requiring reaction. On the other hand is the truly hard stuff that requires initiative and sometimes forces change. Forces conspire to promote the former to the exclusion of the latter.

That is not to say that both are not important. I had so many wonderful opportunities to represent the Bar and to respond to the demands of the office. But those demands can suck the life out of your time in office. I came to understand why Britain has separate roles for the queen and the prime minister.

Excerpted from the Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Summer/Annual Dinner Issue 2012, Vol. 1, No. 4. To read the full article, click here.

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