April 18, 2016

Nominations now open for 2016-2017 LeadershipSBOT

The State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association are looking for 20 Texas lawyers to participate in LeadershipSBOT. This diversity initiative is designed to recruit, train, and retain Texas lawyers for leadership positions in the legal community and the State Bar of Texas. Program participants will be selected to reflect the cultural, ethnic, geographic, and practice area diversity of the state. It is not designed to compete with bar association and local affiliate leadership academies but to complement those exceptional programs.

Take a minute to think about lawyers in your area who might benefit from participating in LeadershipSBOT. Those selected for LeadershipSBOT will be:

  • Current members of the State Bar of Texas
  • Individuals who aspire to lead and have the demonstrated potential to become leaders
  • Individuals who have a goal to serve their communities and the profession and are committed to a profession and judiciary that reflect the diversity of the state
  • Individuals willing to commit sufficient time to attend two sessions of LeadershipSBOT plus the 2017 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting
  • Individuals willing to make an additional year commitment of service within the organized bar (the individual will have a variety of options for service presented throughout the sessions)

Participants will examine what is expected of leaders and receive guidance and advice from current leaders on appropriate activities in which to be engaged in to be effective in the profession and respected in the community.

Nomination forms should be submitted by June 30, 2016. Once your nomination is received, SBOT will follow up with that individual to ascertain their interest and commitment in participating.

Thank you so much for helping assure that Texas lawyers remain committed to the importance of the organized bar, professionalism, and community service. It is the goal that this program and others like it lead to a legal community in Texas that reflects the demographics of the state.