From 2007 to 2013, the State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section presented the Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award to an individual or organization working in Texas who has been actively involved in advocating and supporting artist’s rights in the music business. 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.
Please stay tuned for more information as current TESLAW leadership hopes to bring the award back in 2018.
CASEY MONAHAN – 2007
SIMS FOUNDATION – 2008
ROBIN SHIVERS – 2009
NIKKI ROWLING – 2010
TEXAS ACCOUNTANTS & LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS – 2011
JUAN TEJEDA – 2012
MARGARET MOSER – 2013
*Nominees need not necessarily be attorneys. Nominations are accepted year round and should be sent by e-mail only to LazzariNomination@gmail.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 for the following year’s award.