Judge Lora J. Livingston was sworn in as an Associate Judge for the District Courts of Travis County, Texas in 1995. After her successful election, Judge Livingston was sworn in as Judge of the 261st District Court in 1999. She is the first African-American woman to serve on a district court in Travis County, Texas. Since 2011, she has served as the Local Administrative Judge for the Travis County Courts. She began her legal career as a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow assigned to the Legal Aid Society of Central Texas in Austin, Texas. Judge Livingston is active in local, state and national bar association activities, serving on the boards of the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, Texas Access to Justice Commission, the National Center on Women and Family Law, the National Association of IOLTA Programs, the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas, and the Board of the Texas Center for the Judiciary. Her American Bar Association service includes Chairmanships of the Commission on Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA), the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID). She has served as a delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association (ABA) representing the State Bar of Texas and the Travis County Bar Association.She is a Texas Delegate to the ABA Judicial Division National Conference of State Trial Judges.