Welcome to the Administrative Law Section of the SBoT On-Line!

The Administrative and Public Law Section is a voluntary organization within the State Bar of Texas and consists of more than 1,000 licensed attorneys throughout Texas who represent clients before, or are employed by, a variety of state and federal agencies, boards and commissions. The Section’s members also represent clients in state and federal judicial proceedings in which agency decisions or actions are litigated. The purpose of the Administrative and Public Law Section is to promote and enhance the practice of law by administrative lawyers.

The Section organizes the Annual Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition, bringing together law students from all over the state every fall.

The Section and The University of Texas School of Law co-sponsor the annual Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar, which has traditionally served as the training program for attorneys seeking certification in administrative law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

The Section’s policies and activities are governed by the Administrative and Public Law Council, which is comprised of administrative lawyers and judges who meet on a monthly basis to deliberate on Section business.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is now accepting online board certification applications for 2024. You can find the specific requirements for each of the 27 specialty areas in the “Apply” section of www.tbls.org.
Certification applications must be submitted by April 8, 2024; the exam is on September 30 and October 1, 2024, in Austin. If you have questions about the TBLS Board Certification program, please contact TBLS at 1-833-413-0253 or send an e-mail to tbls@tbls.org.