Bar Activities


Claude Ducloux has participated fully in each area of professional service beginning with service as a Director of the Austin Young Lawyers Association through his recently completed Chairmanship of the Texas Bar Foundation (the largest Bar-related charitable foundation in North America), as well as national presidency of his Law Alumni Association. Activities, past and present, include:

  • President of the Austin Bar Association
  • Chair, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Chair, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Chair, Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism
  • Chair, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Chair, State Bar Annual Meeting (Bar Convention)
  • Chair, United States Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Director, State Bar of Texas, District 9 (Austin)
  • Director, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Editor, Travis County Practice Handbook
  • President, St Mary's University Law Alumni Association

Professional Honors have included:

  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1987
  • Pro Bono Awards, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999
  • Annual Statewide Professionalism Award, College of State Bar, 2002
  • Frank Newton Award for statewide pro bono efforts, 2000
  • Outstanding Director Award: State Bar Board of Directors, 2001
  • Presidential Citation for Exceptional Service 2001, 2006
  • Professionalism Award, Austin Bar, 2007
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Austin Bar, 2007
  • The Gene Cavin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Continuing Education, 2011 (only awarded once per year since initiation of award in 1989)

Currently, Claude maintains his membership on many committees and sections of the Local and State Bar, and continues writing articles for various journals, newsletters and seminars, including his humor column "Entre Nous" ("Between us") which may be viewed elsewhere on this website.