Message From The Chair:

The creation of the Child Protection Law Section within the State Bar of Texas (SBOT) became a reality Friday, January 26, when the Board of the State Bar of Texas voted unanimously to form the new section. This significant accomplishment represents decades of hard work on the part of many legal professionals throughout the state who are committed to improving the welfare of children.

I am proud beyond words. This new section reflects society’s move towards recognition of children as autonomous beings with individual needs, desires, feelings, and concerns. I admire the State Bar of Texas for rising to the challenge—our children deserve it. I am humbled to be the first Chair of this new section and I look forward to the work we will accomplish together. I hope you will consider joining this section during our inaugural year and again in May. Your $20 dues will help us accomplish our mission to educate and empower the attorneys who are committed to representing our most vulnerable members of society.  

Hon. Debra Lehrmann
Chair, Child Protection Law Section