Committees Info

The DHBA’s work is done through committees. To join a committee, please contact Secretary Board Member, Maria Alonso at secretary@dallashispanicbar.com. Below is a list of all the Committees that serve under the DHBA.

    • The Annual Event Committee plans and executes the DHBA’s signature fundraising event, “Noche de Luz,” an awards dinner that primarily raises funds for scholarships for Hispanic students at the three Dallas-area law schools.  We also honor DHBA members, Dallas community members, and in-house counsel.

    • The Voting Rights and Civic Engagement Committee promotes civic engagement among our membership and encourages voter registration and voter protection in the community.

    • The In-House Counsel Committee provides a space for Hispanic in-house counsel in Dallas to network and engage in professional development.  

    • The Educational Initiatives Committee plans events that focus on education and outreach to students in the Dallas area.  Our signature event in recent years has been the Youth Law Symposium, which educates high school students about the legal profession.

    • The Latina Leadership Committee organizes an annual program targeted to the unique professional needs of Latina lawyers and law students. The committee is working on presenting the 7th Annual Latina Leadership Program in the Fall of 2022.

    • The Lawyer Support and Business Development Committee is focused on the wellness and business development needs of our members, including subjects like nutrition and mental health. We foster a confidential and supportive space for DHBA members to discuss every day issues in the legal profession. Initiatives include advice and guidance on professional development, support for members seeking professional awards and nominations, and referrals of DHBA members for prospective clients.

    • The Judicial Diversity Committee addresses issues relating to diversity in the judiciary, including pipeline programs such as our Judicial Externship Program. Law school students receive a stipend to clerk for federal and state appellate court judges in Dallas during the summer.

    • The Immigration and Citizenship Committee develops programming and pro bono assistance regarding immigration issues affecting our community. We frequently collaborate with other organizations such as Catholic Charities, Human Rights Initiative and RAICES on immigration workshops and clinics.

    • The Communications Committee explores ways to better communicate with our members, including collaboration on how to improve the DHBA website, member E-Newsletter, and distribution of information regarding DHBA’s projects and events.
    • The Membership and Outreach Committee recruits and welcomes members.

    • The Social Committee organizes social and networking events, including joint events with other minority bar organizations and local Hispanic business and civic organizations.

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