School of Law Alumnus Donates Award to Help Launch Ethics Symposium

Written by Michael Castellon

Date: May 24, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon,

LUBBOCK – Mark W. Laney, a Plainview attorney and alumnus of the Texas Tech University School of Law, has been named the 2005 recipient of the annual Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award, an honor presented by the College of the State Bar of Texas.

The award is accompanied by a $5,000 grant from the State Bar College to a Texas Law School named by the recipient.

Laney donated the $5,000 award to the School of Law to help launch an ethics symposium that is slated for 2007.

Laney, who graduated from the School of Law in 1972, is a partner in the law firm of Laney & Stokes, L.L.P., in Plainview.

The award recognizes members of the bar who have distinguished themselves by significantly contributing to professionalism within the legal profession.

This is the 14th year the College of the State Bar of Texas has presented the award.

The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas, voluntarily taking more that double the continued legal education required each year to maintain their law license. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys, to better serve the needs of their clients.


CONTACT: Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech School of Law, (806) 742-3990 or