CINDI LAZZARI ARTIST ADVOCATE AWARD

SOLICITATION OF NOMINATIONSFOR THE CINDI LAZZARI ARTIST ADVOCATE AWARD

The Texas Entertainment and Sports Law (TESLAW) Section of the State Bar of Texas is soliciting nominations for the recipient of the 2009 Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award. The award is named for the late Cindi Lazzari, a Texas attorney who went far beyond the call of duty in her efforts to protect the rights of artists in the music industry.

Each year the Council recognizes an individual working in Texas who has been actively involved in advocating and supporting artist’s rights in the music business. Nominees need not necessarily be attorneys.

Nominations should be sent by e-mail only to LazzariNomination at gmail dot com and should include the following information: (1) the nominee’s name; (2) the nominee’s employment and contact information; (3) a brief statement (not to exceed 100 words) as to why the individual believes the nominee should receive the award; and (4) a short bio of the nominee (if available). Nominations will be accepted through December 31, 2008.

The initial award was presented posthumously to Cindi Lazzari. The second year the award was presented to Casey Monahan for the work he does for Texas artists and the music business of Texas as the Director of the Texas Music Office.