J.L. Turner Legal Association

Advancing the dream through advocacy, community and cultural heritage.

The J.L. Turner Legal Association (“JLTLA”), is the African-American bar association in Dallas, Texas. JLTLA is also the Dallas affiliate of the National Bar Association. The J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which exists and operates separately from JLTLA.

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. The website also contains a downloadable JLTLA membership application and the JLTLA Foundation’s scholarship application. Please visit the site on a regular basis to keep informed of the latest developments with JLTLA.