I’m told that the Court introduced its new general counsel and its new attorney for original proceedings (“mandamus attorney”) at the recent “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court” event in Austin. Unlike the Clerk of the Court and the Rules Attorney — who interact directly with the public — these attorneys work behind the scenes.

  • Alice McAfee is the new general counsel, moving over to that job from her prior position as mandamus attorney.

  • Shelby O’Brien is the new mandamus attorney.

The Court’s website still shows an active job listing for the Court’s “central staff attorney.”