Created in 2008 by then State Bar President Harper Estes, LeadershipSBOT is designed to increase diverse leadership participation within the legal community through the nomination of lawyers who possess both the desire and the potential to assume leadership roles in their communities and the State Bar of Texas. Central to the program’s mission is ensuring that participant demographics represent the diversity of the State of Texas — culturally, ethnically, geographically, and in practice area.
LeadershipSBOT participants will examine what is expected of leaders and, with the advice and guidance of current leaders, discover how to best engage in public involvement to be effective in the profession and in the community. The yearlong program consists of two training sessions and concludes with the presentation of group projects during the State Bar Annual Meeting.
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Texas Lawyers’ Insurance Exchange (TLIE)
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Class of 2023-2024
Hala A. Abdel-Jaber, El Paso
Alexier Barbour, Balch Springs
Ruby Boone, Victoria
Amber Boyd-Cora, Houston
Damondrick Anthony Crabtree, Georgetown
Leonardo De La Garza, Austin
Briana R. Falcon, Houston
Henry C. Falcon III, McAllen
Anthony Franklyn, Houston
Christopher A. Garza, Corpus Christi
Traci A. Gibson, Houston
Cherrell T. Holmes, San Antonio
Andrea James, Houston
Brittany Lightfoot, Dallas
Alysandra Martinez, El Paso
Samantha McCoy, Austin
Remya Menon, Dallas
Hannah Mery, San Antonio
Laura Katherine Shamsie, Corpus Christi
T. Maxine Woods-McMillan, Dallas
Pete Serrano Award
In the News
Forging New Leaders, Texas Bar Journal, December 2011.
Appetite for Deconstruction, Texas Bar Journal, December 2010.
LeadershipSBOT Class Meets in South Texas, Texas Bar Journal, May 2010.
Building Bears, Rebuilding Lives, Texas Bar Journal, May 2009.
State Bar and TYLA Launch Leadership Academy, Texas Bar Journal, December 2008.