Applications and Forms
Download the Appointment Application
Choose the document format that best matches your computer system. Be sure to download the guide below as well.
- Appointment Application in Word Format
(This application is saved in Microsoft Word format and can be opened in Microsoft Word and word processors that support MS Word formats. You can fill out this version on your computer and save it or print it. Be sure to also download the guide below.)
- Appointment Application in PDF Format
- Appointment Application Guide in Word Format
(This guide is in Microsoft Word format and it will help you to properly complete the Appointment Application.)
- Appointment Application Guide in PDF Format
Attorney Releases and Judicial Application
All current and former attorneys must complete the State Bar and Judicial Conduct Release Form prior to appointment.
The Judicial Questionnaire must be completed for consideration of appointment to the Texas Judiciary, this includes consideration of appointment to a district attorney position and vacancies on the Texas Supreme Court. An Appointment Application (available above) must also be submitted, along with a photograph, resume, and the State Bar and Judicial Conduct Release form. A writing sample is required for consideration of appointment to the Texas Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, and any Court of Appeals.
- Judicial Questionnaire in Word Format
- Judicial Questionnaire in PDF Format
- State Bar and Judicial Conduct Release in Word Format
- State Bar and Judicial Conduct Release in PDF Format
The following forms and instructions are for use by individuals who have been appointed by the Governor. The forms are provided by the Secretary of State. Please note that the Oath of Office cannot be taken until the Statement of Officer is received by the Secretary of State.
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
Governor Abbott has selected his nominations for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students interested in being nominated by Governor Greg Abbott for a conditional Texas Armed Services Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the following application, and submit it to the Appointments Office, along with a current resume and photo beginning in January 2021. For additional information about the scholarship and eligibility requirements, please visit the following website.