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Tom Forbes Co-Authors First Exam in U.S. to Certify Specialists in Legislative and Campaign Law

February 4, 2022 | by Butler Snow

Since 2020, Butler Snow attorney Tom Forbes has served as a Commissioner of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization’s Legislative and Campaign Law Exam Commission. The Commissioners are appointed by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They are responsible for writing and grading the Legislative and Campaign Law Specialization Exam for Texas lawyers. The certification for this specialty was launched in 2020. Texas is the first state to establish a specialty certification in Legislative and Campaign Law.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1974 and offers 25 areas of specialization to licensed attorneys in the state. Click here to learn more.

Forbes is a member of Butler Snow’s Regulatory & Government practice group and focuses his practice on public affairs, regulatory matters, administrative law and business transactions. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for administrative/regulatory law and government relations practice since 2007 and as Austin’s government relations practice “Lawyer of the Year” in 2017.

Forbes is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a Founding Fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation and is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association. He received his B.A. from Southwestern University and his J.D. from the Baylor University School of Law.

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