TABC is designed for bank lawyers who have a common interest in a specialized field of law. TABC is a resource for its members, allowing them to network with other bank lawyers who deal with similar issues. TABC members are encouraged to exchange information on transactional techniques and developments in the law, and to share ideas and concerns to enhance the knowledge and improve the skills of TABC counsel. TABC also provides members an opportunity to convene annually with lawyers who primarily represent banks and to obtain necessary CLE.
Board of Directors
TABC is a Texas nonprofit corporation. Its governing body is a 15-member Board of Directors, plus the Association's officers and its immediate past president. The officers include: the TABC President, President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer. TABC Officers and Directors are elected by TABC members at the Annual Convention held each October. TABC Officers terms are for one year. Directors’ terms are for three years, with one-third of the 15 elected each year.
Historically, the TABC Board of Directors has had a geographic balance, as well as a balance between member lawyers from major cities who primarily represent larger banking organizations and lawyers who represent community banks from smaller communities. Similarly, TABC Officers positions alternate between lawyers from Texas's larger cities and smaller communities.
Relationship with TBA
TABC is a separate and independent association that has long enjoyed, and continues to enjoy, a strong working relationship with the Texas Bankers Association. The General Counsel of TBA currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer.
The Texas Bankers Association staff provides management services to TABC, including membership support, database management and administrative support services. TABC members also enjoy TBA member benefits and receive timely news releases and can request access to TBA online subscriptions and publications. These materials are particularly helpful to TABC members during legislative sessions.
Relationship with Texas Tech School of Law
TABC also enjoys a longstanding relationship with the Texas Tech University School of Law. TABC’s monthly publication, The Texas Bank Lawyer, contains the latest opinions concerning UCC, bankruptcy, consumer and general banking issues and is available exclusively to TABC members. There is no doubt that receipt of The Texas Bank Lawyer is one of the more attractive benefits of TABC membership. The Texas Bank Lawyer is published through the efforts of the Texas Tech University School of Law students and its editor, Professor John Krahmer. Professor Krahmer also serves on the TABC Board of Directors as an Advisory Director.
The Texas Tech University School of Law has made significant commitments to informing and educating TABC members in the field of banking law. TABC is proud to award Annual Scholarships to Texas Tech University School of Law students.
If you would like more information about the Annual Texas Tech University School of Law Scholarship or TABC’s relationship with the Texas Tech University School of Law, please contact Professor John Krahmer at (806) 742-3920.