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.