J.L. Turner

LEGAL ASSOCIATION

The African-American Bar Association of Dallas, Texas

  News & Events

Upcoming Events

J.L. Turner Legal Association Monthly Board Meeting (2nd Tuesday)

Date 11/12/20

Please join us at the Belo Mansion (2101 Ross Avenue) for our monthly board meeting. Please contact President Koi Spurlock for … Read More

J.L. Turner Legal Association Monthly Board Meeting (2nd Tuesday)

Date 12/12/20

Please join us at the Belo Mansion (2101 Ross Avenue) for our monthly board meeting. Please contact President Koi Spurlock for … Read More

  J.L. Turner Legal Association

JLTLA is an organization whose mission
is to improve the quality of life in our community
through education, service and scholarship.

About Us

Founded in 1952, J.L. Turner Legal Association (“JLTLA”), is the African-American bar association in Dallas, Texas. JLTLA is an organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in our community through education, service and scholarship. The members of JLTLA provide scholarships to law students demonstrating financial or other needs, provide attorney mentors for law students, perform educational and other community outreach projects for North Texas area residents, and assist our members and the community to become more aware of African-American attorneys who practice in various areas of the law.

We are very pleased to welcome you to the JLTLA Website at our web address, www.jltla.org. The website features job postings, upcoming events, and a searchable database containing the photos and contact information for JLTLA members listed by name or by area of practice.

Message from the President:

KoiEles Lomas Spurlock

Greetings! Founded in 1952 and originally named the Barrister’s Club, the J.L. Turner Legal Association was formed by a group of African American attorneys practicing in Dallas County who were not permitted to join the Dallas Bar Association due to race. The efforts of the founding members have culminated in a premiere organization of which we can all be proud. We are grateful and forever indebted to those brave few and the many distinguished leaders who followed. For the past 67 years, this organization has provided support, fellowship, and mentorship for African American attorneys, students, and community members.

As President of this organization, I take pride in its illustrious history, and I am honored to join an esteemed group of leaders. The J.L. Turner Legal Association is a force of knowledge, resilience, and endurance. As we embark upon increasingly uncertain times, we will do so with a sense of clarity and purpose. We must remain steadfast in our goals of continued growth and expansion. We have weathered the test of time and external forces that sought to exclude us from progress and success. It is with that in mind that I am committed to working diligently to further our goals and help manifest our vision. Thank you for the opportunity. May our efforts speak for themselves.

At Your Service,

-Koi

IN MEMORIAM: KAREN DANIELLE MCCLOUD

It is with profound sadness that the J.L. Turner Legal Association announces the passing of Past President Karen McCloud.

Along with serving as the 2010 President of the J.L. Turner Legal Association, Karen was also the 2004 President of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, and the 2008 President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. She was the current First Vice President of the Dallas Bar Association, and slated to be the 2022 DBA President.  Karen was a pillar in the Dallas legal community, and a friend to all she encountered. Her accomplishments and contributions are immeasurable. She has supported and mentored countless attorneys, powering through her illness to attend programs and events. She lost her courageous battle against cancer on April 9, 2020, with her devoted mother, Carole, by her side. 

The website also contains a downloadable JLTLA membership application and the JLTLA Minority Law Student scholarship application as well as several other features. Please stop by the site on a weekly basis to keep informed of the latest developments with JLTLA.

REGULAR MEETING DATE: JLTLA monthly meetings are held at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201. Located in downtown Dallas at the corner of Ross Avenue and Pearl Street. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

WEBSITE LEGAL DISCLAIMER: J.L. Turner Legal Association (“JLTLA”) is not a law firm. JLTLA is the African-American Bar Association of Dallas, Texas. JLTLA Does not provide any legal services. JLTLA does not represent individuals, groups, or coporaions in legal matters. If you need assistance with a pending legal matter, you will have to seek legal representation from an attorney in whatever state that you might live in. JLTLA cannot be retained as your attorney under any circumstances, and will not represent you in any legal matters.

 Membership

Become a Member

J.L. Turner Legal Association (“JLTLA”) Membership is open to 3 categories of people:

  1. licensed attorneys
  2. law students
  3. paralegals and/or legal assistants

 Attorney Directory

Find An Attorney

WEBSITE LEGAL DISCLAIMER: J.L. Turner Legal Association (“JLTLA”) is not a law firm. JLTLA is the African-American Bar Association of Dallas, Texas. JLTLA Does not provide any legal services. JLTLA does not represent individuals, groups, or coporaions in legal matters. If you need assistance with a pending legal matter, you will have to seek legal representation from an attorney in whatever state that you might live in. JLTLA cannot be retained as your attorney under any circumstances, and will not represent you in any legal matters.

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