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By Brooks Igo
(June 13) – Baker Botts announced late last week that Austin litigation partner Evan Young, appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott, has been unanimously confirmed to the Texas Judicial Council by the Texas Senate.
Young is a former clerk for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and counsel to the U.S. Attorney General.
He currently chairs the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, serves as vice chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and sits on the Supreme Court Advisory Committee.
“Evan’s appointment to this prestigious council, which focuses primarily on litigation and the court system, is a testament to his well-known reputation among his clients and peers,” Van Beckwith, chair of Baker Botts’ litigation department, said in a statement.
The Texas Judicial Council, created by the Legislature in 1929 as the policy-making body for the Texas judiciary, studies the court system in Texas and looks for methods to improve while also investigating and reporting on matters referred to the council relating to the court system.
Young joins a Council that includes the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals; ten members of the judiciary named by the Chief Justice; four members of the Legislature named by the Speaker and Lt. Governor; and six citizens appointed by the Governor to six-year terms.
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