It is with great honor that I serve as the 2016-2017 Chair of the African American Lawyer Section of the State Bar of Texas. The Section serves some of the best and brightest legal minds around the great State of Texas, and we look forward to serving the needs of the members, and issues that pertain to African American lawyers around the State.
Throughout the year, the Section plans on supporting the local affiliate chapters around the State, participating in State Bar of Texas events, and holding the Summit for the Section in the spring. It is worth noting that this year, members of the Section will receive discounts to events like the Texas Minority Counsel Program, and will enjoy free admission to the Summit put on by the Section in the spring.
The Section will be working with all local affiliate chapters around the State, namely the Austin Black Lawyers Association, the Houston Lawyers Association, the J.L. Turner Legal Association, L. Clifford Davis Association, and the San Antonio Black Lawyers Association. The Section is interested in supporting efforts done at each chapter, and wants to help ensure that each chapter is able to connect with both the Section and with one another.
I look forward to working on behalf of the Section this year, and urge you to join us in our efforts.
Danyahel (Danny) Norris
2016-2017 Chair of the African American Lawyer Section of the State Bar of Texas