BEN ADERHOLT practices commercial and construction law in Houston at Coats Rose. BRUCE P. BOWER is deputy director of the Texas Legal Services Center in Austin. RICHARD A. CROW is a partner in the Houston office of Strasburger & Price and serves as chair of the Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. PATRICIA CUMMINGS was general counsel for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association during the 84th legislative session. JARRETT DILLARD is an intern in Houston at Coats Rose. KRISTIN ETTER is a partner in Sumpter & Gonzalez in Austin. She is certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Etter has represented the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association at the Capitol for the past five sessions. DAVID GONZALEZ is a founding partner in Sumpter & Gonzalez in Austin. He is certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has represented the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association at the Texas Capitol for the past five sessions. DANIEL KRUGER is an attorney and mediator in San Antonio. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and the District of Columbia. BILL PARGAMAN is a partner in the Austin law firm of Saunders, Norval, Pargaman & Atkins, is certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He was chair of REPTL’s Estate and Trust Legislative Affairs Committee for the 2009-2013 legislative sessions and became chair of REPTL in July 2015. Pargaman wishes to thank Austin attorney Craig Hopper, who took over as ETLAC chair for the 2015 legislative session. ALLEN D. PLACE JR. has been practicing law for 34 years. He is a former member of the Texas Legislature and was House author of the Texas Penal Code. For the past eight sessions, he has represented the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association at the Texas Capitol. ROYCE POINSETT is a government relations attorney and registered lobbyist in the Austin office of Gardere Wynne Sewell. He previously served as an adviser to former Gov. Rick Perry and to House Speaker Tom Craddick, and he now represents businesses and associations at the Texas Capitol. DARYL B. ROBERTSON is a partner in the Dallas office of Hunton & Williams. MARY K. SAHS has a solo practice in Austin, which focuses on environmental, water, and administrative licensing. She is the managing editor of Essentials of Texas Water Resources, which is now in its third edition and is published by TexasBarBooks. DAVID SLAYTON is the administrative director of the Office of Court Administration and the executive director of the Texas Judicial Council. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.A.) and Troy University (M.P.A.) and is a fellow of the National Center for State Courts' Institute for Court Management. RICHARD L. SPENCER is a partner in Dow Golub Remels & Beverly; a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers; chair of the Texas Real Estate Forms Committee; chair of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. BRIAN L. WEBB and BRANT M. WEBB, of the Webb Family Law Firm in Dallas, focus their practice exclusively on family law matters, such as divorce, child support, and child custody and visitation.
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