Our Beginnings.

The Texas Center for Legal Ethics was founded in 1989 by three former chief justices of the Texas Supreme Court. The Center began as an independent nonprofit intended to promote the values included in the Texas Lawyers’ Creed.

Today, we’re the leading organization dedicated exclusively to legal ethics in Texas. And we’re the only organization selected to deliver the required legal ethics course – the Justice James A. Baker Guide to Ethics and Professionalism in Texas – to all new attorneys statewide.

Our Work.

We work as champions for ethics and professionalism in the legal arena, educating law students, attorneys, judges, and the public on legal ethics and the highest levels of professional behavior.

We also serve as a trusted resource for legal ethics information and events, providing speakers, symposia, courses, and CLE seminars for the legal community, local bar associations, and other bar-related organizations.

The Center has been a vital asset to the legal profession for over 30 years by ensuring that Texas attorneys have the resources and knowledge to practice law consistent with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson (Ret.)

Contribute to a More Ethical World.

We want to do more—and we need your help to do it. Become a TCLE Donor today!

With your help, we can offer the Guide to Ethics course in more locations statewide and develop more live courses for Texas attorneys to learn from.

And, for a $500 minimum donation, you’ll receive all the same benefits as a TCLE Subscriber

  • 3 Hours of Annual Ethics CLE – Choose from our online courses approved for ethics credit
  • Extensive Ethics Resources – Searchable opinions, rules, articles, and more
  • My Dashboard – Meet your ethics needs via saved information and important alerts

Also, receive an attractive thank you plaque you can proudly display to show your active advocacy for legal ethics.

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