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Editorial Team

Teri Rodriguez

Teri maintains the State Bar website in addition to writing, editing, and designing webpages. Teri started her career at the State Bar as an editorial assistant for the Texas Bar Journal in 2000. She is a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin.

Joanna Herzik
Web Content Specialist

Joanna’s been with the State Bar since 2005. Joanna graduated cum laude from St. Edward’s University with a B.A. in English Writing & Rhetoric and a minor in English Literature.