About Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education (TICLE)

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

Missy Floyd-Seward, Director of Meetings & Membership
-Conference/Meeting Logistics
-Special Events Coordinator
-Conference Registrations
-Membership Services
-Board Liaison
-Accounts Receivable
512.451.6960 ext 201

Contact Us

Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education

PO Box 4646
Austin TX 78765

8601 RR 2222
Bldg 1 Suite 220
Austin TX 78730

Phone: (512) 451-6960
Fax: (512) 451-2911

About Us

The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education (TICLE) provides specialized services to law-related entities, including:

Continuing Legal Education Development (CLE) through partnerships with Bar Sections, Law Schools, and National Organizations and original programming for the legal community.

Association Management Services for legal associations, bar sections, and law- and construction-related organizations.

Mission Statement

The mission of TICLE is to offer excellence and efficiency to the legal community through continuing legal education and association management by:

Providing excellent and innovative continuing legal education through live and web-based seminars;

Providing high-quality, cost effective services to our client organizations, their leaders, members and stakeholders.

Core Values

We recognize that the outcomes we produce result from the collective activities that are consistent with the following core values:  

Reliability and Integrity: We do what we say we will do - We follow through on our commitments to our clients and partners. We are honest and thorough in our communications.

Flexibility and Openness: We conscientiously choose to be flexible and open in response to the changing needs of our clients and the legal community.

Professionalism: In all that we do, we strive to conduct ourselves in a professional and ethical manner.