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Upcoming Events

Join us for our monthly meeting June 13th in person.
Nominations for the LA Bedford Awards are now open!
Please email for the nomination forms.
RSVP for the luncheon!!
Join us at the National Bar Conference in July!!


Kudos to Attorney Jervonne Newsome with Winston & Strawn.
Jervonne is a litigation partner at Winston & Strawn, LLC who has extensive experience representing clients in complex civil and business litigation matters at the state, appellate, and federal court levels.  Jervonne’s passion, creativity, and orator skills in the courtroom has garnered her several recognitions in Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, and D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40.After graduating from the University of Arkansas School of Law, summa cum laude, Jervonne clerked for the Honorable Bobby E. Shepherd of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Honorable Denzil Price Marshall Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.In addition to her practice in the courtroom, Jervonne regularly participates in several local bar and legal associations and is very involved in the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Jervonne is currently chair of the DBA Allied Bar Equality Committee’s practice sub-committee where she leads efforts to develop and provide tools and resources for the advancement of DEI in local law firms. When she is not practicing law, Jervonne enjoys being a motivational speaker, preacher, and pianist. Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 900 attorneys in key financial centers around the world. Winston & Strawn is known for its ability to litigate cases and close transactions by bringing an understanding of the global legal issues their clients face in transactions, disputes, and regulatory/enforcement-related matters.

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.

Amber Hamilton Gregg

JLTLA President

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