The Dallas Bar Association was awarded the 2018 American Bar Association Partnership Award on July 31 in Chicago. Pictured are, from left, DBA Executive Director Alicia Hernandez, DBA President Michael K. Hurst, and Pamila J. Brown, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Services and Activities. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Bar

The American Bar Association Committee on Bar Activities and Services recognized the Dallas Bar Association as the recipient of the 2018 ABA Partnership Award on July 31 in Chicago. The award was presented in relation to DBA’s work on the DBA WE LEAD program.

WE LEAD, or Women Empowered to Lead in the Legal Profession, is a DBA program in partnership with the Dallas Women’s Foundation and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association. The program is led by DBA President Michael K. Hurst and DBA Vice Chair of the Board Shonn Brown.

The WE LEAD program seeks to address challenges facing women in the legal profession; to empower, educate, and uplift them to take a successful legal practice to new heights; and to prepare lawyers for leadership roles in their law firm, business community, and the communities in which they live.

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