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Message from Our President

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.

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.

Ashlei Gradney

JLTLA President

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