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Diversity increases at some Austin law firms

As Austin continues to grow, the number of minority attorneys increased during the past year at some of the city’s firms, according to a report released August 9. The Law Firm Diversity Report Card grades the city’s law firms on their hiring, promotion, and retention of attorneys of diverse races, genders, and sexual orientations. The … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas wins national award for diversity program

The State Bar of Texas today received a national award for one of its signature efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP) received one of three ABA Partnership Awards during an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York. … Continue Reading

Mexican-American Bar raises scholarship money at Houston event

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation hosted its annual scholarship luncheon on August 24 in Houston. The 11th annual luncheon at the Double Tree Hotel in Houston raised money for the foundation’s scholarships, which are awarded to outstanding Hispanic students at each Houston-based law school who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to justice and … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation, LGBT Bar Association award scholarships to law students

The Austin Bar Foundation and Austin LGBT Bar Association awarded two law students with $5,000 scholarships in recognition of their commitment to LGBT legal issues. Anya Morgan, a third-year student at the University of Texas School of Law, and Luis A. Medina Jr., a 2016 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, were the … Continue Reading

Some Austin law firms are becoming more diverse

As Austin grows larger—and less diverse in some respects—what is happening to the makeup of the city’s law firms? According to a report released August 9, some firms increased their hiring, retention, and promotion of attorneys of diverse races, genders, and sexual orientations during 2015. The Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card grades each firm … Continue Reading

Winstead awards scholarships to diverse law students

Winstead recently announced the winners of its annual scholarship program benefitting outstanding diverse first-year law students in Texas. The Winstead Juris Doctor Scholarship—in its ninth year—is awarded to three exceptional and ethnically diverse students at the University of Houston Law Center, University of Texas School of Law, and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.… Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association head honored for commitment to diversity

Dallas Bar Association Executive Director Catharine Maher received the Dallas Minority Attorney Program’s Legacy Award for her outstanding commitment to diversity at a ceremony Friday. “I am honored to receive this award,” Maher said in a statement. “ I am very proud of the efforts of the Dallas Bar Association and its commitment to diversity … Continue Reading

Houston Bar interview workshop prepares law students for success

By Rehan Alimohammad, Guest Blogger The Houston Bar Association’s Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession (MOILP) Committee held its annual interview workshop January 20 to prepare applicants for upcoming interviews with potential employers through the MOILP 1L Summer Clerkship and Mentoring Program. Over 75 students from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, South Texas College … Continue Reading

Program prepares incoming minority attorneys for practice

Several Texas law firms and law schools are throwing their support behind an initiative that aims to increase the number of actively practicing minority attorneys. The Diversity Scholarship Program—founded by startup company PracticePro that trains law students and new attorneys on practice management skills—seeks to address the gap between minority representation among law students and … Continue Reading
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