The University of Houston Law Alumni Association honored State Bar of Texas Board of Directors Chair Rehan Alimohammad with its annual Diversity and Inclusion Award on February 17 at the association’s 42nd Annual Law Gala and Auction.
Alimohammad received the award in recognition of significant achievement toward developing a more diverse and inclusive legal community.
Alimohammad, a 2001 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, is a partner in one of the nation’s largest minority-owned firms, Wong Fleming. In the firm’s Sugar Land office, Alimohammad is in charge of immigration law and tax law. He is the first attorney of Asian descent and the first immigration attorney to hold the position of chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.
“The State Bar of Texas and all of its leaders work very hard to promote diversity in the legal profession,” Executive Director Trey Apffel said. “Promoting diversity is part of the State Bar’s mission statement, and it’s the best way to ensure that this state’s community of lawyers can appropriately serve Texas’ growing and diverse population.”
Apffel noted the State Bar also received a national award in August for one of its signature programs to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal community. The Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP) received an ABA Partnership Award at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in New York. The ABA Partnership Awards Program salutes bar association projects directed at increasing the participation and advancement of diverse lawyers.