Local Attorney Steven Denny Appointed Chair of State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee

By: Steven Denny
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AMARILLO, Texas - May 20, 2020 - PRLog -- The State Bar of Texas President-Elect Larry McDougal appointed local attorney and candidate for the 7th District Court of Appeals, Steven Denny as chair of the State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee. The appointment was confirmed by the Board of Directors on April 17, 2020, for the term to begin after the State Bar Annual meeting in June.

Denny has served on the committee since 2019 and has been involved in a subcommittee exploring and establishing a "Juror's Bill of Rights." Denny also has varied experience in the judicial system, practicing law as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. While practicing law, he has trained defense attorneys, prosecutors, and Afghan judges and police officers in Afghanistan as a Justice Advisor for the Department of State. Steven Denny currently practices criminal defense from his own firm in the Amarillo area.

"I am honored to be chosen to lead this committee which impacts jurors throughout the state. In the next year, it is critical to recognize the safety and concerns of jurors as we attempt to re-open the court system. As a first responder and EMT, I have had extensive contact with people possibly suffering from COVID-19 and have received daily briefings from our local Incident Command System. That will give me a deeper insight on how to safely get our judicial system running again." said Steven Denny, Appointed Chairmember

The State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee was established in 1986 to concern itself with improving the manner in which jurors are treated within the judicial process, including compensation; and developing and implementing programs to ensure broad citizen participation in and support for our jury system. The State Bar of Texas, established by the State Bar Act in 1939, was established to support the administration of the legal system, assure all citizens equal access to justice, foster high standards of ethical conduct for lawyers, enable its members to better serve their clients and the public, educate the public about the rule of law, and promote diversity in the administration of justice and the practice of law.

If you have any questions, please contact the Committees Department by phone at (800) 204-2222, ext. 1516 or e-mail at committees@texasbar.com. Additional information about your committee can be found at texasbar.com/committees (https://www.texasbar.com/committees).

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