The Texas Bar College is seeking nominations for five awards. The deadline for making your nomination is Friday, January 31, 2020. Please visit to submit nominations for the: 

  • Merianne Gaston Award for Excellence in Legal Support

  • Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award

  • Franklin Jones Best CLE Article Award

  • Steven G. Condos Award for Outstanding New Member to the College

  • Patrick A. Nester Award for Outstanding Achievement in CLE

The National Bar Association (NBA) Corporate Law Section’s 2020 Gateway to Success Scholarship Application is available.  The scholarship(s) will be awarded at the annual Gateway to Success Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 20, 2020.  Attendance at the conference is not required.  The deadline for application submissions is 8:00 p.m. EST on February 20, 2020.

The Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator (TOJI) invites members of the African American Lawyers Section to apply for its fifth cohort beginning in January 2020.


TOJI is the flagship program of the State Bar of Texas addressing the justice gap. We support Texas lawyers who are building sustainable solo practices serving low- and modest-income Texans.


TOJI helps lawyers gain the skills and knowledge to run a business and find personal balance while practicing law. Lawyers who join TOJI receive 12 months of group training and personal coaching delivered virtually.


Most importantly, being in TOJI means being a part of a supportive, vibrant community of like-minded entrepreneurs. With greater diversity in the TOJI community than in the State Bar of Texas at large, TOJI aims to create an inclusive statewide network for professionals who care about serving others.


If you want to start a solo practice that positively impacts your community, apply now! Applications are open September 16-October 21. Check out TOJI online, or follow on Facebook or Instagram.

Britney Harrison was voted as the next Texas Young Lawyers Association of the State Bar of Texas President-Elect!!


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