State Bar of Texas Office of
Minority Affairs

The State Bar's commitment toward creating a fair and equal legal profession for minority, women, and LGBT attorneys includes many initiatives with support from our Office of Minority Affairs.

The Office of Minority Affairs has three primary goals:

  • To serve minority, women, and LGBT attorneys and legal organizations in Texas

  • To enhance employment and economic opportunities for minority, women, and LGBT attorneys in the legal profession

  • To increase involvement by minority, women, and LGBT attorneys in the State Bar

This office works with the State Bar of Texas Diversity in the Profession Committee, the Women in the Profession Committee, and several sections dedicated to working on minority, women, and LGBT issues, in addition to outreach programs across Texas.

State Bar of Texas Minority Initiatives

The State Bar of Texas Office of Minority Affairs has several ongoing forums, projects, programs, and publications dedicated to our diversity efforts.

  • Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP): Our annual flagship program offers opportunities for minority, women, and LGBT lawyers to network with corporations and governmental organizations.

  • Texas Minority Attorney Program (TMAP): Join us for live CLE presentations geared towards minority and women solo and small firm practitioners.

  • LeadershipSBOT: An initiative designed to increase diverse leadership participation within the legal community and the State Bar of Texas.

  • Diversity Forum: An annual three-hour CLE presentation where participants learn about diversity in the legal profession from those at the top and those in the trenches.

  • Diversity Summit: Join us at the Bar Leaders Conference Diversity Summit, where local bar leaders discover opportunities to increase diversity in the profession and learn about existing programs available to their associations.

  • Minority Attorneys at the Podium (“MAP”) Project: Serve on one of our CLE course planning committees or speak at one of our TexasBarCLE courses.

  • Pipeline Program: Visit classrooms to encourage diverse students to pursue a career in the legal profession

  • Ten Minute Mentor Program: This popular program of the Texas Young Lawyers Association includes short videos on diversity topics.

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Address

Office of Minority Affairs
State Bar of Texas
P.O. Box 12487
Austin, Texas 78711-2487

Email

minorityaffairs@texasbar.com

Phone

(512) 427-1463
or (800) 204-2222, ext. 1538

Fax

(512) 427-4439

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