Gene Roberts, director of Student Legal and Mediation Services for Sam Houston State University, was selected to be the chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Texas starting June 15, 2020, for a one-year term.
The State Bar of Texas has over 100,000 attorneys as members. The State Bar Act requires that all attorneys licensed in Texas are members of the State Bar of Texas, whose purpose is to support the administration of justice, foster high standards of ethical conduct, enable its members to serve clients and the public better, educate the public about the rule of law, and promote diversity in the administration of justice.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section is one of 50 subject-specific legal sections authorized by the State Bar of Texas (others include litigation, bankruptcy, and municipal judges, for example) with a membership of almost 1,200 attorneys. During the year, Roberts will oversee an advanced training course in mediation and arbitration as well as other educational activities for the section.