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Dallas Bar dedicates 29th Habitat house

The Dallas Bar Association dedicated its 29th house for Habitat for Humanity on August 24. The DBA began building homes for Habitat in 1991 and is the longest running whole-house sponsor in Dallas. Volunteer attorneys work on the Habitat projects with the central theme being “no commitment of time or money is too small; every … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association receives Texas Bar Foundation grant for legal incubator

The Dallas Bar Association, or DBA, received a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to launch its Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering program this fall. The Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering program is the first local legal incubator in Dallas and seeks to create a pipeline for lawyers who are well equipped to launch a fiscally stable … Continue Reading

Jerry C. Alexander of Dallas selected State Bar of Texas board chair-elect

Jerry C. Alexander was selected chair-elect of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors during the board’s meeting in Georgetown on Friday. Alexander will take office during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting to be held June 13-14 in Austin. He will serve as chair until June 2020. Alexander is president of Passman … Continue Reading

Alexandra Guio receives ABA YLD’s National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Alexandra Guio received the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Each year, the award recognizes an ABA YLD member in good standing who exhibits professional excellence; service to the profession, bar, and community; and advancement of ethics and professional responsibility. Guio, an assistant district … Continue Reading

DBA elects first Hispanic president

The Dallas Bar Association, or DBA, recently elected Laura Benitez Geisler, of the Geisler Law Firm, to serve as president in 2019. Upon being sworn in on January 12, Geisler will be the first Hispanic member of the DBA to serve as president. Geisler currently serves as board adviser to the DBA’s Lawyer Referral Service … Continue Reading

DBA honors legal news reporting at Stephen Philbin Awards

The Dallas Bar Association hosted its 35th annual Stephen Philbin Awards at the Belo Mansion on October 12, honoring the best legal news reporting in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The awards focus on journalism that shows educational value, accuracy, and resourcefulness, as well as the reporter’s initiative in pursuing the story and the story’s role … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association to hold Diversity Summit

The Dallas Bar Association’s Diversity Summit will promote diversity and inclusion in the Dallas community on Friday, Sept. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pavilion at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave., Dallas 75201. The legal community, students, and public are invited to attend to give input and suggestions on how to … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association hosting summer law programs for law students, clerks

All law students, recent graduates and clerks are invited to the Belo Mansion for the Dallas Bar Association Summer Law Programs. Here is the complete list of the summer law programs being offered: Law Student Professionalism Program on Thursday, May 31 at 2 p.m. RSVP here. Summer Clerks Pro Bono Luncheon on Friday, June 1 at … Continue Reading

Join the Statewide Day of Civility on April 20!

On April 20, a number of local bar associations across the state will be hosting events in celebration of the Texas Day of Civility in the Law. The day was created to reaffirm the Texas Lawyer’s Creed, which calls for attorneys to conduct themselves with courtesy and professionalism toward judges, adversaries, peers, colleagues, and clients. … Continue Reading

DBA to host Texas Day of Civility & Professionalism

The Dallas Bar Association will host a Texas Day of Civility and Professionalism with a half-day seminar at the Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas. The day was created to reaffirm the Texas Lawyer’s Creed, which calls for attorneys to conduct themselves with courtesy and professionalism toward judges, adversaries, peers, colleagues, and clients.… Continue Reading
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