Karen McCloud, who was serving as first vice president of the Dallas Bar Association, passed away two weeks ago after an 18-month battle with cancer. She was 49.

McCloud was slated to become DBA President in 2022. She was past president of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and the J.L. Turner Legal Association. McCloud was extensively involved in section and committee work and was recognized for her commitment and excellent performance on numerous occasions.

She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1999.