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Hon. Molly Francis was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. Judge Francis is a retired senior judge with 28 years of judicial service, most recently on the Fifth Court of Appeals. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and served as chair of the Judicial Selection Committee, former board member and current member of the Dallas Bar Association, and former chair of the Texas Center for the Judiciary. She is board certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Hon. Bill Sowder announced his retirement from the 99th District Court in Lubbock County at the end of his term in December 2020 after 15 years on the bench.
Kyle Knas was recently named partner with Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC, practicing estate planning, probate, and business law in the Waco office.
Erin Toolan is the new assistant attorney general for the Office of Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.
Stephen Burbank joined Scott Douglass & McConnico’s trial practice as an Associate following his federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Alan Albright. Burbank has a background in land and mineral interest issues.