Judge Tonya Parker, of the 116th District Court in Dallas, will receive the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Award from the Dallas Bar Association.

Parker will receive the award during the 28th Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon at noon January 18 via Zoom. The event is open to the public.

“Judge Parker has the intellect, judgment, drive, and commitment to accomplish anything she sets out to do,” DBA President Aaron Tobin said in a press release. “Fortunately for us, she has unselfishly chosen to focus her tremendous talent and skill on serving our local community. Judge Parker is incredibly deserving of the DBA’s MLK Justice Award.”

The Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Award is presented to local leaders whose lives and practices exemplify the principles embodied by King’s leadership.

To register for the virtual ceremony, go to dallasbar.org.