Women in the Profession Committee

Created in 1989

Purpose

To assess the status of women in the legal profession; to identify barriers that prevent women lawyers from full participation in the work, responsibilities, and rewards of the profession; to develop educational programs and materials to address discrimination against women lawyers; and to make recommendations to the State Bar Board of Directors for action to address problems identified by the committee.  

2023-2024 Objectives

Sisterhood in the Legal Profession

The Women in the Profession Committee aspires to continue the professional support and advancement of women lawyers based on the theme of sisterhood. “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind and above all be humble.” (quote attributed to Serena Williams). Our objective will be to continue to share and enhance our knowledge on women’s issues, provide information on topics of interest to women lawyers, and build awareness and raise the profile of issues facing women in the profession by building on last year’s programs including book club, CLE speaker’s series webinars and promoting and participating in International Women’s Day.

Books and Articles

RoughRoadtoJustice

Advocating for Texas Women Lawyers

What Do Attorneys Need Now to Succeed?

Award Opportunities

https://www.sayla.org/annual-awards

http://txwomenlawsection.org/awards/

https://texasbar.com/tmcp/awards

https://tyla.org/affiliates/

https://www.ethicsfollies.com/#/awards

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/alexander_award/

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/diversity_initiatives/award/

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/initiatives_awards/glass_cutter/

https://www.austinbar.org/?pg=young-lawyers

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/nomination/

Upcoming Events

April 25 CLE

DemystifyingCareerTransitions

Missed the April 25th Demystifying Career Transitions CLE? Watch it HERE and claim credit online.
MCLE #: 174236001 | 1 hr ethics

March 1 CLE

ListeningforLawyers

Missed the March 1st Listening for Lawyers CLE? Watch it HERE and claim credit online.
MCLE #: 174229148 | 1hr (0.25 ethics)

March 8 International Women’s Day Meet -Ups Across Texas

StatewidePart12024

StatewidePart22024

IWD2024flyersAUS

IWD2024flyersBrownsville

IWD2024flyersDallas

IWD2024flyersElPaso

IWD2024flyersHOU

IWD2024flyersLaredo

IWD2024flyersLubbock

IWD2024flyersMcAllen

IWD2024flyersSA

IWD2024flyersTyler

IWD2024flyersWaco

Department Contact

Office of Minority Affairs
(512) 427-1538
Fax: (512) 427-4439
minorityaffairs@texasbar.com

Staff Contact
Caren Cheavens
(512) 427-1735

Chair
Linda Samples
lsamples@lascruces.gov

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