Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas Judicial Council
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kenneth S. Saks and Evan Young to the Texas Judicial Council for terms set to expire June 30, 2021 and appointed Sonia Clayton for a term set to expire June 30, 2019. 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.
Kenneth S. Saks of San Antonio is a partner at Oliva, Saks, Garcia & Curiel LLP and a fee attorney and escrow officer at Stewart Title Company. He is a member of St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees, St. Mary’s Hispanic Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, and Vice President and Board Member of the Hispanic Sports Foundation for Education Inc. Saks received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s University and a Juris Doctor and Masters of Law from St. Mary’s Law School.
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 chair of the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, vice chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 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 Oxford University, where he was a British Marshall Scholar, and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.
Sonia Clayton of Spring is president and CEO of Virtual Intelligence Providers LLC. She a board member of the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University, Sampoerna University – American College in Jakarta Indonesia and the Sam Houston Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and is a nationally recognized member of InfraGard and FBI-Community partnership. Clayton received a Bachelor of Science from Universidad del Zulia and a Bachelor of Science from Capella University, and she has obtained certificates from London Business School, Stanford University and Harvard Business School.