TMCP counsel of the year award nominations deadline is June 15

The TMCP Corporate Counsel of the Year and Trailblazer Outside Counsel of the Year awards nomination deadline is June 15, 2011. Visit for more details and nomination forms.

The Corporate Counsel of the Year Award is presented to the corporate counsel that has done the most to open doors for Texas minority and women attorneys by promoting diversity within their department and/or company, and by consistently hiring minority and/or women attorneys in private practice to perform legal work on behalf of their company.

The Trailblazer Outside Counsel of the Year Award is presented to the nominee judged by the Selection Committee to have done the most to effectuate the promotion of diversity within the legal profession through hiring, retention and mentoring of minority and women attorneys, partnering with minority and women owned law firms, and involvement with Bar and/or community activities designed to promote diversity within the legal profession.

Texas Minority Attorney Program in Houston May 6

The 2011 Texas Minority Attorney Program (TMAP) will be in Houston tomorrow, May 6.

TMAP is a one-day live CLE seminar and networking event geared towards minority and women solo and small firm practitioners.

Participants have the opportunity to learn more about the issues facing solo and small firms, discuss various client development strategies, and network with area judges and other legal professionals.

TMAP in Houston will be at South Texas College of Law, Garrett-Townes Hall, 1303 San Jacinto Street, 77002.

To register, please visit

For more information on TMAP 2011, please visit

Texas Minority Attorney Program Comes to Austin and Houston

It’s not often that you get the opportunity to have fun, learn, network, and gain CLE credit. Well, guess what? That opportunity has come and you can be a part of it during the Texas Minority Attorney Program 2010. The one-day seminar and networking event is aimed at minority and women solo and small firm practitioners.

TMAP offers an opportunity to converse with other solo and small firm practitioners about the unique issues you face (law practice management, any one?) while allowing participants a chance to discuss various client development strategies and to network with local judges and other legal professionals. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? We didn’t think so, either. So sign up already.

Still not convinced? Okay, well, we know solos and small firms are always looking for advertising and marketing tips. TMAP’s got it. Solo and small firm practitioners also like to stay out of hot water. TMAP’s got information on that too. Other topics include criminal law issues and a judges’ panel of courtroom dos and don’ts. Did we mention that breakfast and lunch are included? No? Well, they are. If that doesn’t seal the deal, we’re not sure what will.

Two TMAP events are being offered this year:

TMAP has consistently been praised for its practical and relevant information. One past attendee said, “This course consistently offers the best value and biggest bang for the buck of all CLEs in Texas. The speakers were all insightful, informative and inspiring.”

We told you it’s gonna be good. What are you waiting for?

For more information, contact the State Bar Office of Minority Affairs at (800) 204-2222, ext. 1538 or