The State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section Council is still soliciting nominations for the recipient of the 2011 Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award.

The award is named for the late Cindi Lazzari, a Texas attorney who went far beyond the call of duty in her efforts to protect the rights of artists in the music industry. Each year the Council recognizes an organization or individual working in Texas who has been actively involved in advocating and supporting artist’s rights in the music business. Recipients of the award include Casey Monahan of the Texas Music Office, the SIMS Foundation, Robin Shivers and Nikki Rowling.

Nominees need not necessarily be attorneys. Nominations should be sent by email only to LazzariNominations and should include the following information:

  • the nominee’s name
  • the nominee’s employment (if an individual) and contact information
  • a brief statement (not to exceed 100 words) as to why the nominee should receive the award
  • a short bio of, or background information about, the nominee (if available).

The deadline for nominations has been extended through January 31, 2012.