Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP)
At the TMCP, representatives from corporate legal departments have an opportunity to meet a diverse pool of outside counsel candidates. Participating in the TMCP’s Counsel Connections is a great way to develop new business relationships.
This brief meeting is a great first step for consideration for future work opportunities. We make the process easy by: (1) compiling résumés in an online database so representatives can choose to meet those who may have the skill sets needed by the organization, and (2) providing an area at the conference to have the one-on-one meetings.
Corporations interested in participating in the Counsel Connections should complete and submit the TMCP 2020 Counsel Connection Form (coming soon).
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What are Counsel Connections?
The Counsel Connections are held as 15-minute sessions during Thursday and Friday of the conference at times selected by the corporate representative. A ballroom is reserved and each corporation has a booth that can accommodate up to two corporate representatives and one or two law firm lawyers.
Although the TMCP is an excellent opportunity to network and form new business relationships, the conference is not a job fair, nor is there any guarantee that work will be received as a result of the Corporate Connections. We provide opportunities for diverse outside counsel to discuss their practice areas with corporate/government representatives. This introduction could be the first step for law firm lawyers and their firms to be considered for future work.
What Is the Selection Process?
Corporate and government agency representatives review résumés of TMCP law firm attendees prior to the conference and choose those who may have the requisite skills or expertise needed by their organization, either now or in the future. To best facilitate a match between law firm attendees’ areas of expertise and a company’s outside counsel hiring interests, Counsel Connections participants are selected in advance and there are no on-site signups at the conference. Law firm attendees who register and upload their résumé by the deadline will be considered. Those who miss the résumé submission deadline or are not selected have opportunities to network with in-house counsel at the conference through the various events including the dine-arounds, golf tournament, receptions, spa retreat, and Networking Through Service project.
How to Sign Up
Corporations and government agencies interested in participating should complete the Counsel Connections form (coming soon). This form signs up the company. For individual attendee registrations, complete the registration form found online at www.TexasBar.com/TMCP when the form becomes available.
Law firm attendees interested in being considered by the Counsel Connection companies should select the option when registering for the conference in order to receive an email receipt with the link to upload a personal résumé and/ or a firm résumé, including a narrative description of the law firm’s practice, area(s) of expertise, and all office locations. To be considered, résumé(s) must be received by the registration deadline.