Texas Lawyer’s Creed Timeline

August 19, 1988Eugene A. Cook is appointed to the Texas Supreme Court by Governor Bill Clements.

November 8, 1988 – Justice Cook is elected to a full term as an Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

May 22, 1989 – Justice Cook requests authorization from the entire Supreme Court to form a Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Professionalism, whose members will be those who have expressed “an interest in restoring professionalism and civility to the practice of law.”

May 31, 1989 – Justice Cook requests local bar leaders throughout the state to designate local representatives for the Supreme Court Professionalism Committee.

June to September 1989 – The Supreme Court Professionalism Committee holds meetings to draft and edit a definitive statement of professionalism for Texas lawyers.

Sept. 25, 1989 – Justice Cook provides a copy of the adopted Lawyer’s Creed document to the entire Supreme Court

Nov 7, 1989 – Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals adopt the Texas Lawyer’s Creed