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Frank E. Stevenson II of Dallas will take office as chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors June 14 at the State Bar Annual Meeting in Houston. He has served on the State Bar board since 2010. Stevenson, a partner in Locke Lord L.L.P., said he looks forward to leading the board and facilitating its work on behalf of the lawyers of Texas. “The State Bar board of directors is composed of people who are dedicated to providing good stewardship of the Bar and its resources,” he said, “but we also have a responsibility to connect with our constituents about the services and benefits that the Bar offers and to listen to their concerns.” He added that he was glad for the opportunity to work with State Bar President Buck Files in the coming year. “He’s going to be another in a series of superb presidents. As chair, I hope to help him accomplish his goals.” An administrative, transportation, real estate, and finance lawyer for more than 30 years, Stevenson said he didn’t fully appreciate the work done by the State Bar, or by local bar associations, until he became involved in the Dallas Bar Association (DBA). As a newcomer to the organization, he helped implement the association’s first summer internship program for disadvantaged high school students. “Working on the internship program acquainted me with all of the profound good that bar associations do across the state,” he said. In 2003, Stevenson led the DBA’s Campaign for Equal Access to Justice, and five years later, he served as president of the association. Raised in Fort Worth, Stevenson graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Amherst College and earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He and his wife, Helen, have three children, Caroline, Louise, and John. Outside of his bar work, Stevenson is committed to his church, local civic groups, and to his alma mater, Amherst College. He serves as an elder and Bible study teacher at his church and is an associate member of the Dallas Citizens Council. He is on the executive committee of the Sammons Center for the Arts and has been on the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce since 2007. In 2009, Amherst College honored Stevenson with its Medal for Eminent Service.
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