Mission and Achivements

Our mission is
(a) to encourage and facilitate the active and effective participation of women — both in the legal profession and in the community — and

(b) to address women’s current needs and the issues affecting them.


Helping women lawyers to build strong professional networks across the state;

Participating in ongoing efforts to create professional environments that promote success for new generations of women lawyers;

Advocating for diversity and inclusion in the legal community;

Cultivating leadership through section council and committee involvement;

Highlighting expertise through publication and presentation opportunities;

Educating members through continuing legal education programs, newsletters, and other initiatives;

Incentivizing Texas law school students to tackle legal and societal challenges through a writing competition named in honor of Harriet E. Miers;

Recognizing excellence in the women’s bar with awards named in memory of Barbara Culver Clack, Sarah T. Hughes, and Louise B. Raggio;

Supporting historic legislation, including (a) Texas’ first alimony law, (b) punishing sexual predators, and (c) prohibiting gender discrimination in private clubs.