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Welcome to the African-American Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Texas! 

The African-American Lawyers Section (“AALS”) was founded in 1992 with the mission of promoting the objectives of the State Bar of Texas as they relate to African-American lawyers. The vision has expanded for many years and today we are proud to assist local bars in providing legal education and services to their communities. In the last six years, AALS has proudly sponsored scholarships for students ranging from high school to law school, maintained connections with Texas attorneys across the state and nationwide, and hosted an annual Texas African-American Lawyers Diversity Summit.

My name is Rudolph "Rudy" K Metayer, and it is an honor to serve as the 2020-2021 Chair of AALS.   This year, as in prior years, AALS’s Council hails from around our great state—Houston to Dallas to San Antonio to Fort Worth to Austin and beyond. Together, we the Council are prepared to serve the needs of our members.

With each year, AALS continues to grow and improve our involvement in the legal community through effective leadership and collaboration. I am humbled to work with a Council filled with lawyers of various legal talents who are excited and full of fresh new ideas and vision.  The year ahead is full of exciting endeavors, including a newsletter and increased communication (including through social media). With the energy and heart of our membership, we will continue to be a powerhouse, making a sustainable and lasting impact.  I am deeply humbled at the opportunity to serve as your Chair! 

If you are new to the AALS, I believe you will find our organization and members to be a collegial unit who are helpful to one another and dedicated to furthering the mission of AALS. Please explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we are doing. If you are not a member, JOIN NOW!

If you have any additional questions about AALS or you would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Yours in service,


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