Applications and Forms
Download the Appointment Application
Choose the document format that best matches your computer system. Be sure to download the guide as well [91KB PDF].
- Appointment Application in MS Word format [122KB]
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 (see below).
- Appointment Application in RTF format [521KB]
This application is saved in Rich Text Format and can be opened in most word processors. You can fill out this version on your computer and save it or print it. Be sure to also download the guide (see below).
- Appointment Application in PDF format [57KB]
This format requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. You may fill out the form on your computer, but note that you will not be able to save your input unless you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat.
- Appointment Application Guide in MS Word format [50KB]
This guide is in Adobe PDF format and it will help you to properly complete the Appointment Application.
Attorney Releases and Judicial Application
All attorneys must complete the "State Bar and Judicial Conduct Release" prior to appointment. The Judicial Questionnaire must be completed for consideration of appointment to the Texas Judiciary. An Appointment Application (available above) must also be submitted, along with a resume and photograph.
- Judicial Questionnaire [364KB RTF]
- State Bar and Judicial Conduct Release [MS Word]
- State Bar and Judicial Conduct Release [PDF]
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 Appointed Officer is received by the Secretary of State.