As we navigate these uncertain times, we are all learning a “new normal.”  The Child Protection Law Section was scheduled to elect new officers at the 3rd Advanced Child Protection Law Seminar in March that had to be canceled.  The hope then was to be able to complete this action at the Section Meeting held after the One Day CLE at The Advanced Family CLE in August.  Recently, the decision has been made that this CLE will now be a webcast only. As a result of these decisions, the Board of Directors for the State Bar of Texas has waived the in-person requirement for voting from the section bylaws and is allowing electronic voting.

The Proposed Slate of Candidates is listed below. In the near future the Section will be setting an election date and will notify all members. On that date, the Section will send out an email to its members with a section report, financial report and the nomination slate. Voting will then yes or no by email.

Please stay tuned. And as always if there is anything we can do for you please let us know.

Thank You.


Tiffany Crouch Bartlett
Austin, Texas
Private Practice Ad Litem

Chair Elect

Rhonda F. Hunter
Dallas, TX
Private Practice Ad Litem

Vice Chair

Sandra Doris Hachem
Assistant Harris County Attorney, representing CPS


Hon. Bill Harris
Lamar County, Texas
County Court at Law Judge


Hon. Debra Ann Lehrmann
Austin, TX
Supreme Court of Texas

Immediate Past Chair

Hon. Debra Ann Lehrmann
Austin, TX
Supreme Court of Texas

M. Lynn Chamberlain, Webmaster
Karen Jean Langsley, Newsletter
Amie S. Peace, Board Advisor
Shelby Jean, Alternate Board Advisor

Terms Expiring 2021

  1. Andrea H. Frye
    Dallas, Texas
  2. Hon. Aurora Martinez Jones
    Austin, Texas
  3. Hon. Michael Schneider (Ret.)
    Houston, TX

Terms Expiring 2022

  1. Ms. Lynn Chamberlin,
    Houston, Texas
  2. Ms. Karen Langsley
    Austin, Texas and Colorado
  3. Ms. Heidi Cox
    Fort Worth, Texas

Terms Expiring 2023

  1. Barbara J. Elias-Perciful
  2. Derbha Ann Houston Jones
    Denton, TX
  3. Alma Benavides
    Plano, TX