Community Involvement

Andrea and family at her induction as President, Plano Metro Rotary

Professional Memberships and Community Organizations:

  • Appointed by Governor Abbott to Chair the Texas Commission to Study and Review Certain Penal Laws, 2015 -2016, Reappointed Chair 2017-2018
  • State Office of Court Administration Access to Justice Program, Texas guide & File Steering Committee, 2014 – Present
    • Standards Sub-Committee, 2014 – Present
  • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
    • Pro Bono Advisory Board, Founding Member 2014 – Present
    • Progressive Dinner Fundraising Committee, 2014-2015
    • Legal Clinic Volunteer
  • Collin County Women Lawyers Association
    • Founding Board Member, 2014
  • Collin County Bench/Bar Foundation, Fellow Since 2005
    • Board Chair, 2010 – 2011
    • Board Secretary, 2006 – 2008
    • Board of Trustees, 2006 – 2011
    • Member of Board that received 2010 Voice for Children Award, CASA of Collin County
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow Since 2008
    • Nominating Committee Co-Chair, 2014 – 2016
    • Nominating Committee 2011 – 2013
  • Collin County District Courts Local Rules Revision Committee Co-Chair, 2014
  • Collin County Bail Bond Board, Member 2011- 2015
    • Vice Chair 2013 – 2014
  • Collin County Court Technology Committee, Member 2011 – 2015
  • County and District Clerk’s Association of Texas, Member 2011 – 2015
    • Legislative Committee 2012 – 2015
  • Curt B. Henderson American Inns of Court, Member Since 2011
    • Board Secretary 2015 – 2016
  • Annette Stewart American Inns of Court, Member 2007-2009
  • Plano Bar Association, Member Since 2002
    • Board of Directors 2004-2006
    • CLE Director 2004-2005
    • Social Director 2005-2006
  • Collin County Bar Association, Member Since 2002
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section Member Since 1999
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Past Member
  • American Bar Association, Past Member
  • Collin County National Adoption Day Volunteer
  • National Christian Forensics & Communications Association Tournament Judge, 2014 & 2015
  • Junior Achievement, Economics for Success, 6 Week Guest Lecturer, Carpenter MS, Plano 2015
  • Plano Symphony Orchestra
    • Board of Directors, 2015 – 2016
    • Educational Advisory Committee, 2012 – 2015
  • Hope’s Door Women’s Shelter, Board of Directors, 2007-2011
    • President, Board of Directors 2010-2011
    • Personnel Committee 2007-2008
    • Chair, Executive Director Search Committee 2007-2008
    • Chair, Nominating Committee 2008-2009
  • Plano Metro Rotary, Member Since November 2004
  • Plano Metro Rotary Board of Directors 2005-2011
    • President 2010-2011
    • Secretary 2008-2009
    • Treasurer 2007-2008
    • Club Services Chair 2006 – 2007
    • Vocational Chair 2005 – 2006
    • MediSend Chair 2005 – 2007
  • Rotary International District 5810, District Secretary 2012-2014
  • Conner Harrington Republican Women, Member Since 2007
    • President 2015
    • TFRW Convention Delegate 2015
    • Senate District 8 Delegate to the 2012, 2014 State Republican Conventions
    • Delegate to Senate District 8 Convention, 2010, 2012, 2014
  • Republican Party of Texas, Grassroots Club Member
  • Collin County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, Auction Co-Chair 2013
  • Lincoln Society Member
  • Collin County Parks Foundation Advisory Board, Member 2010 – 2011
  • City of Plano, Cultural Affairs Commission 2007-2011
    • Chair, Cultural Affairs Commission 2009-2011
  • City of Plano, Ex-Officio Member, Public Arts Committee 2009-2010
  • Crystal Creek Homeowner’s Association Board of Directors 2011-2013
  • Leadership Plano Class 23, 2005
  • Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center
    • Gala Committee, 2007-2009
    • Gala Committee, 2008 Car Raffle Chair
    • Mentor Awards Judge, 2007
  • Schell Elementary School, Site Based Improvement Committee, Business Member 2007-2008
  • Plano Senior High School, Site Based Improvement Committee, Business Member 2008-2009
  • Habitat for Humanity, May 2006
  • Plano Chamber of Commerce
  • Legal Services of North Texas, Clinic Volunteer
  • Bowman Middle School Mock Trial Team Coach, 2006
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section 1998-2001
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Legal Lines Volunteer 1998-2001
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association 1998-2001
  • South Texas College of Law Alumni Gala Committee, 1999-2001
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1998
  • Who’s Who in American Law Schools, 1998
  • Inside Houston Magazine, Houston, Texas
    • Contributing Writer (May 1998 – Present)
  • Child Advocates, Houston, Texas
    • Court Appointed Special Advocate (August 1996 – May 1998)

Publications and Presentations:

  • September 30, 2015, Press Conference with Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court, “Completion of the Statewide Civil eFiling System, Implementation of Criminal eFiling”
  • September 22, 2015, Court Technology Conference Speaker, Minneapolis, MN, “Eliminate, Automate, and Reduce Duplication: A Case Study from the Judicial and Clerk Perspectives”
  • May 4, 2015, Tyler Technology National Conference Speaker, Atlanta, GA, “Transitioning to a Paperless Court Environment”
  • March 31, 2015, Tyler Technology Regional Conference Speaker, Dallas, TX, “Transitioning to a Paperless Court Environment”
  • February 27, 2015, Plano East Senior High School Speaker, “I’m 18, Now What?”
  • January 9, 2015, N. Texas Forensic Therapists (NTXFIT) Speaker, “Electronic Filing for the Non-Attorney”
  • January 8, 2015, Collin County Planning Board Speaker, “Our Courts, Our Courthouse”
  • November 18, 2014, Plano Republican Women Speaker, “Collin County Courthouse Update”
  • July 28, 2014, Collin County Bar Association Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Law Practice Management Joint Section Meeting Speaker, “Just When You Thought You Had mastered eFiling the State Changed the Rules”
  • June 18, 2014, Heritage Ranch Republican Club Speaker, “What can the District Clerk or County Clerk do for Me?”
  • June 11, 2014, Lincoln Society Speaker, “Big Data, The Government, and You!”
  • April 17, 2014, Leadership Plano Speaker, “Jury or Grand Jury”
  • March 27, 2014, Melissa Rotary Club Speaker, “Navigating County Government”
  • February 24, 2014, Collin County Bar Association Law Practice Management Section Speaker, “eFiling Update: What’s New?”
  • January 23, 2014, Farmersville Chamber of Commerce, “District or County Clerk: Who Do I Need?”
  • January 31, 2014, Press Conference with Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court, “Implementation of Statewide Civil eFiling System and the Impact on Our Courts”
  • December 3, 2014, Collin County and Plano Bar Associations, “Electronic Filing, The New Frontier”
  • September 12, 2013, County and District Clerk Association, “83rd Legislative Session Update”
  • August 9, 2013, Frisco Bar Association, “Mandatory E-Filing, Technology at Work”
  • July 16, 2013, McKinney Tea Party, “Moving the District Clerk’s Office into the 21st Century”
  • July 11, 2013, Collin County Conservative Republicans, “Innovations in the District Clerk’s Office”
  • May 4, 2013, Collin County Bench*Bar Conference, “Notorious Collin County Litigants: Did Bonnie or Clyde Steal my Car?”
  • April 19, 2013, Collin County Bar Association, “Mandatory E-Filing Starts January 1, 2014 – Will You Be Ready?”
  • March 23, 2013, League of Women Voters Annual Luncheon Panelist, “Women in Politics”
  • January 17, Leadership Plano Speaker, “Grand Jury: What Is It?”
  • May 23, 2012, Plano Kiwanis Speaker, “What Can the District Clerk’s Office Do For You?”
  • May 18, 2012, McKinney Chamber of Commerce Staff Meeting Speaker, “How Can the District Clerk’s Office Help the Citizen’s of Collin County?”
  • May 4, 2012, Celina Rotary Club Speaker, “What do the District and County Clerk Office’s Do For You?”
  • May 3, 2012, Criminal Defense Bar Association Speaker, “Updates in the District Clerk’s Office”
  • May 1, 2012, Farmersville Rotary Club Speaker, “District Clerk or County Clerk, Who Do I Need?”
  • March 28, 2012, Allen Sunrise Rotary Club Speaker, “What Does the District Clerk’s Office Do For You?”
  • March 9, 2012, Frisco Bar Association Speaker, “Updates in the District Clerk’s Office”
  • March 8, 2012, Collin County Women’s Council of Realtors Speaker, “Community Involvement and Growth for Collin County”
  • May 2010, Plano Profile “Volunteering” Profile on Andrea Thompson for support of Hope’s Door Women’s Shelter
  • August 28, 2008 MCOR (Multi-Cultural Outreach Roundtable) Diversity in Business Panelist
  • April 11, 2006, “Basics of Family Law”, Presenter at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Mothers & Others Group
  • October 2005, H Texas Magazine, “Understanding Family Law”
  • Decembe2 2012, H Texas Magazine, “German Christmas Markets”
  • October 2013, H Texas Magazine, “S is for Snow: A Chilling Adventure in Canada”