THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS TEXAS BAR JOURNAL STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ASSISTANT EDITOR Trey Apffel COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION DIRECTOR Eric Quitugua TECHNOLOGY EDITOR Lowell Brown MANAGING EDITOR John Sirman GRAPHIC DESIGNER Patricia Busa McConnico ASSOCIATE EDITOR Antonio C. Garcia II MARKETING AND OUTREACH MANAGER Adam Faderewski PRESIDENT Susan Brennan CHAIR OF THE BOARD STATE BAR OF TEXAS OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS G. Thomas Vick Jr. W EATHERFORD PRESIDENT-ELECT Rehan Alimohammad S UGAR L AND IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR OF THE BOARD Joe K. Longley A USTIN IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Jose “Joe” Escobedo Jr. M C A LLEN Frank Stevenson D ALLAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jerry Alexander DALLAS Christy Amuny BEAUMONT Micah Belden SHERMAN H. Alan Carmichael SWEETWATER Jeff Chandler SAN ANGELO Alison Colvin BROWNSVILLE Estrella Escobar EL PASO Leslie W. Dippel AUSTIN Michael Dokupil HOUSTON Sylvia Borunda Firth EL PASO Jarrod Foerster HOUSTON Laura Gibson HOUSTON Ricky G. 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A full public notice for the position, which includes information concerning background and IRS tax checks as well as financial disclosure requirements, and the application form are available in the office of the United States District Clerk at Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Houston, Laredo, McAllen and Victoria. The notice is also available on the Court’s website at www.txs.uscourts.gov . Applications may be submitted in person or by mail and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 12, 2018, at the Office of the United States District Clerk, Southern District of Texas; 1300 Victoria St., Suite 1131, Laredo, TX 78040; Attn: Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Committee. All applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure. Applications will be examined only by members of the merit selection committee and judges of the district court. The committee’s deliberations will remain confidential. Timothy W. Mountz WASHINGTON , D . C . 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