4.01 Composition and Membership
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The Commission for Lawyer Discipline is hereby created as a permanent committee of the State Bar and is not subject to dissolution by the Board under Article VIII of the State Bar Rules. The Commission must be composed of twelve members. Six members shall be attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing as members of the State Bar. Six members shall be public members who have, other than as consumers, no interest, direct or indirect, in the practice of law or the profession of law. No person may serve as a member of the Commission while he or she is a member of a Committee, an officer or Director of the State Bar, an employee of the State Bar, or an officer or director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association; provided, however, the Chairman of the Board of the State Bar shall appoint a Director of the State Bar as an adviser to the Commission and a Director of the State Bar as an alternate adviser to the Commission, and the President of the Texas Young Lawyers Association shall appoint a Director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association as an adviser to the Commission. Members of the Commission and its advisers will be compensated for their reasonable, actual, and necessary expenses, and members, but not advisers, will be compensated for their work as determined by the Board to be appropriate.