Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP)
The Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP) is the premier client development, networking, and CLE event for attorneys in Texas. The TMCP was created in 1993 with the mission of increasing opportunities for diverse attorneys who provide legal services to corporate and governmental clients, and to expose organizations to the legal talent of diverse attorneys in Texas. The program, which is open to all attorneys, aims to bolster the amount and significance of legal work obtained by minority, women, and LGBTQ+ attorneys, and attorneys of other groups historically underrepresented.
31st Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program
October 25-27, 2023
The Westin Houston, Memorial City
945 Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77024
Reserve your hotel room online
Conference Brochure & Registration
The TMCP awards recognize and honor outstanding attorneys who have made an impact in the areas of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Awards will be presented in the following categories:
TMCP Corporate Counsel of the
TMCP Trailblazer of the Year Award
TMCP Rising Star Award
TMCP Lifetime Achievement Award
The deadline to submit nominations for the TMCP Awards is June 30, 2023. Nominations must be submitted via the online TMCP Awards Nomination Form by close of business on the deadline date.
Award Info and Past Recipients can be found here.
Learn more about counsel connections and how to participate.
Support the TMCP and its goal of increased diversity and inclusion in the legal profession by sponsoring this year’s program.
TMCP Save-the-Date Receptions are networking receptions held in major cities throughout Texas during the months leading up to the annual conference. These receptions provide an excellent opportunity to network with local legal professionals while learning more about the TMCP.
Get info on this year's Save-the-Date Receptions.
Law Student Program
Law students from around the state are invited to participate in the TMCP Law Student Program free of charge where they can network with prominent attorneys and possibly find a mentor.
TMCP Summer Internship Program
The Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP) invites eligible law students to apply for its inaugural Summer Internship Program, which will provide placement opportunities for Summer 2023.
The TMCP Summer Internship Program is intended to provide qualified law students who completed their first year of law school with career building opportunities at participating law firms and the corporate legal departments they serve. The law student will first work at a participating law firm, and then, spend some time interning for the partnering corporate legal department. The goal is to provide students with relevant legal experience and networking opportunities that will set them up for success during the all-important second-year fall interviewing period and eventually as they seek permanent employment as an attorney.
The TMCP Summer Internship Program 2023 Application is now closed.
Learn from some of the state’s leading legal experts during the CLE program designed for practical use by both in-house and outside counsel
Opportunities for one-on-one meetings between diverse lawyers and corporations
Incomparable networking events including dine-arounds, the golf tournament, spa retreat, receptions, and more
Participate in one of our pipeline initiatives designed to reach elementary students and law school students
Find answers to some frequently asked questions about our program.
TMCP FUTURE DATES AND LOCATIONS
2024: Austin – Dates TBA
2025: Dallas – Dates TBA