State Bar of Texas Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 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 Initiatives

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

CLE

  • Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP): Our annual flagship program offers opportunities for minority and women 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.

  • 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.

PIPELINE

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

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

GET INVOLVED

  • Speaker Interest Form: Express your interest in speaking on DEI topics

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

  • Committees: Serve on a State Bar of Texas standing committee.

RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Texas DEI Task Force Report: A 15-member Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) was created to study and propose actions to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the administration of justice and the practice of law. The task force issued its report in June 2021.

Contact Us

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

Address

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
State Bar of Texas
P.O. Box 12487
Austin, Texas 78711-2487

Email

diversity@texasbar.com

Phone

(512) 427-1538

Fax

(512) 427-4439

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