Governor Abbott Appoints Bash and Young to Texas Judicial Council
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Zina Bash and reappointed Evan Young to the Texas Judicial Council for terms set to expire on June 30, 2027. The council studies the court system in Texas and looks for methods to improve while also investigating and reporting on matters referred to the council relating to the court system.
Zina Bash of Austin is the founding partner of the Texas office of Keller Lenkner LLC. She clerked for The Honorable Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. She formerly served as Senior Counsel to the Attorney General of Texas, Senior Advisor to the White House Counsel, Special Assistant to the President, and Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. She is currently an Executive Committee member of the Federalist Society. Bash received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College, a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business.
Evan Young of Austin is a partner at the firm of Baker Botts LLP. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and served as Counsel to the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. He is a former chair of the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee, and an elected member of the American Law Institute. He serves as an adjunct professor at The University of Texas School of Law. Young received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and from Oxford University, where he was a British Marshall Scholar, and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.