Programs and Committees

The Tarrant County Bar Association has over 40 programs and committees that address the needs of lawyers in Tarrant County. Additionally, it has a number of programs that provide attorneys in the county opportunities to help the local community in general. These programs have won recognition and awards from the State Bar of Texas and community organizations time and time again.

These committees depend upon the active participation of the members of the Tarrant county Bar Association to be successful. Serving on a committee not only helps to keep Bar activities meaningful, but offers a great way to meet other attorneys in the area., and provides and opportunity for Tarrant County lawyers to become involved in their profession and community. One of our re-instated Committees is the Mentor Program. If you want to volunteer as an attorney to mentor a young lawyer, or you are a young lawyer who would like the benefit of a mentor while you learn your practice, click on this Mentor Volunteer Form to download or print a form.

This section describes the member, public, social, and bar administrative services of the Tarrant County Bar Association. After reviewing the committees, please complete the form and indicate the committee or committees that you wish to serve. If you would consider serving in a leadership position, be sure to check that area.

For over 100 years, the Tarrant County Bar Association has been dedicated to making a difference in the professional lives of its members and in benefiting the local community as a whole. You can help to keep our local Bar activities meaningful by participating in the activities of the Tarrant County Bar Association by joining a committee today. Contact the TCBA office at 817.338.4092 to volunteer.

Complete the Committee Volunteer Form online by clicking here.

 

Administrative Committees

 
Strategic Planning – Will prepare a long-term strategic plan to guide the direction and future of the Bar Association and will also prepare short-term plans to direct specific areas, as appropriate.
 

CLE Committees

 
Bench Bar Conference – Plans and conducts an annual Bench Bar Conference for the TCBA attorney and judicial members.

CLE Seminars – Plans and conducts CLE seminars on varying topics of interest to all members of TCBA, including the Brown Bag Seminar Series, as well as the Juvenile Law Seminar.
 

Membership Committees

 
Diversity Program – Promotes active involvement and participation of minority attorneys in the profession and TCBA.

Fee Arbitration – Reviews and hears disputes between clients and attorneys regarding attorney fees. Also hears disputes between attorneys regarding fees.

Lawyer Referral & Information Service – Oversees the LRIS Rules & Regulations; provides educational workshops for staff, and promotes the LRIS to TCBA membership and the public.

Membership – Promotes membership in TCBA, solicits new members, and promotes benefits and services for the membership.

Transition To Practice/Mentor Program – Seeks experienced attorneys to mentor young lawyers in developing their practice of law and helps plan CLE programs to further educate them on the daily practice of law.

Wellness – Wellness is a necessary part of everybody’s law practice. Please join us to take a leadership role in the legal community by planning programs, initiatives, and communications that raise awareness about the benefits of wellness practices and resources. We seek to address concerns adversely impacting many of our colleagues – burnout, professional isolation, addiction, anxiety and depression. The committee intends to offer programs that focus on promoting wellness habits and techniques, as well as encouraging collaboration and support among the legal community.
 

Social Events Committees

 
Court Staff Appreciation Awards Reception & Court Coordinator Seminar – Assists in the selection of the recipients of the Outstanding Staff Awards and plans the reception honoring the court staff and the award recipients. Also plans and conducts the annual CLE seminar for Court Coordinators.

Docket Call Socials – Coordinates socials, including seeking sponsors and securing locations.

Holiday Party – Plans and coordinates the annual Holiday Party.

Law Day Awards Dinner – Plans the annual awards dinner and coordinates with subcommittees of the various awards including the Blackstone, Professionalism and Silver Gavel Committees.

Women in the Law Luncheon – Plans and coordinates an annual luncheon honoring women attorneys. Assists in soliciting sponsors.
 

Community Service Foundation Committees

 
The following committees are underwritten by the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. Volunteers are provided by Tarrant County Bar Association members.

Annual Food Drive – Plans and coordinates the annual drive for the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Bears & Friends Project – Coordinates the collection of bears and other stuffed animals for National Adoption Day and the Family Courts.

Blood Drive – Plans and coordinates the annual blood drive.

Elder Law – Presents programs on various areas of law to senior citizen groups as requested. Updates the Elder Law Handbook as needed.

LegalLine – Seeks volunteers for the bi-monthly LegalLine, a free call-in public service, and solicits sponsors for refreshments for volunteers.

National Adoption Day – Assists with planning the annual National Adoption Day (event usually held in November).

People’s Law School – Plans and coordinates an annual event to provide free information and education on the legal system to the public.

Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services (TVAS) – Oversees the planning for the pro bono program’s events, assists with the legal clinics, and recruits pro bono volunteers.

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans – Tarrant County Chapter (TLTV) – Oversees the veteran pro bono program, assists with the legal clinic for veterans, and recruits pro bono volunteers.

 

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