The Dallas Bar Association is hosting a forum this month to educate the public on the West Nile and Zika viruses.

Attendees will learn about the impact of the diseases on health, how the Dallas community can prevent transmission, the county’s current response, and possible legal ramifications on businesses from the illnesses.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins; Dr. John Carlo, former medical director and health authority for Dallas County Health and Human Services; and Wick Phillips attorney and West Nile survivor Sean Lemoine will lead the discussion at the event.

The free program, sponsored by the bar association’s public forum committee, will be held May 25 at noon at the Pavilion at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave., in downtown Dallas.

Dallas-Bar-Association-Logo-298x300Garage parking is available, enter from Olive Street, and an optional lunch will be purchasable for $14.95.

The event is open to the public and attorneys who attend are eligible for one hour of continuing legal education credit.

RSVP to or call 214-220-7450.