The State Bar Board of Directors approved the nominations of Allan K. DuBois of San Antonio and Beverly Bell Godbey of Dallas as president-elect candidates at its meeting in San Antonio on Jan. 24. Texas lawyers will vote for the president-elect in April. The lawyer chosen will serve a one-year term as presidentelect from June 2014 to June 2015, and then will serve as president of the State Bar of Texas from June 2015 to June 2016. The State Bar president-elect candidates are recommended by the board’s Nominations and Elections Committee in accordance with a three-year rotating cycle between members in a metropolitan area, non-metropolitan area, and an open year (this year). The candidates are presented in alphabetical order. For more information, go to texasbar.com/election. Allan K. DuBois San Antonio Allan DuBois is an AV Preeminent-rated solo practitioner in San Antonio, focusing on civil litigation and mediation. DuBois served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, the CLE/Professional Development Program Committee, the Executive Committee, the Nominations Committee, the Legal Services to the Poor Committee, and the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program. He was an adviser to the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Military and Veterans Law sections. DuBois served as a member of the District 10 Grievance Committee Professional Enhancement Panel, chair of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program Committee, founding member of Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, and president of the San Antonio Bar Association. He is a trustee and life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He received the San Antonio Bar Foundation Peacemaker Award, the San Antonio Bar Association President’s Award and Pro Bono Award, and the Association of Corporate Counsel Ethical Life Award. DuBois received his B.A. from the University of Texas and was an Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate. He earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Beverly Bell Godbey Dallas Beverly Godbey is a partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas, where her trial practice emphasizes commercial litigation and insurance coverage. During her five-year tenure on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, she was elected chair of the board and served as co-chair of the Nominations and Elections Subcommittee. While serving on the Texas Access to Justice Commission, she created the Bar Leaders for Justice Committee and remains a member. A past president of the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, she serves on the Texas Center for Legal Ethics Board of Trustees. Godbey is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Dallas Bar Foundation, where she serves as vice chair of the board. She is a member of the American Law Institute. Godbey has received the Jurisprudence Award from the Dallas Anti-Defamation League and the Pro Bono Appreciation Award from Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. She earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University and a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law.
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