About TCLE

The Texas Center for Legal Ethics was created in 1989 as an independent, non-profit corporation to promote the values contained in the Texas Lawyers’ Creed. Founded by three retired Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Texas, TCLE endeavors to be a leading source of ethics and professionalism resources by offering courses, speakers, symposia, and CLE seminars for the legal community and others.”

Our Mission:

  • To promote the practice of law by Texas lawyers in an ethical and professional manner.
  • To educate lawyers, law students, the judiciary and the public on professional ethics and the highest standards of professional behavior.
  • To educate all persons regarding the rule of law and the roles of lawyers and judges in the Texas system of justice.
  • To serve as a source of accurate information related to misstatements concerning lawyers, judges and the legal profession.