President and Founder

Donna J. Passons, President of the Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education (TICLE) and Specialized Professional Institutes (SPI), received her BA in Government and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Before launching TICLE, Donna spent more than 14 years in the Continuing Legal Education Department at the University of Texas Law School in Austin, Texas. During the last five years of her tenure, she served as the department's Assistant Dean for Continuing Legal Education where she developed and managed over 40 CLE seminars a year and recruited over 900 volunteers annually.

Since its creation in 1994, the Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education has worked with several sections of the State Bar of Texas, as well as private legal organizations and law firms to provide legal education for their members, clients, and others. TICLE and SPI also provide original programming planned for the legal community.

Donna has expanded the Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education to include association management. Managed associations include the Association for Continuing Legal Education, the Construction and Insurance Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas, the Design Build Institute of America Southwest Region, American College of Construction Lawyers, and the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

TICLE Staff:

Bill Seward, Assistant Director
-Web Site Content and E-Marketing
-Board Liaison
-Office Manager
-Accounts Payable
-Conference/Meeting Logistics
-Special Events Coordinator
-Conference Registrations
-Membership Services
512.451.6960 ext 202