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

What Does JLTLA Do?

  1. Gives over $12,000.00 in scholarships to law students annually;
  2. Provides mentors to African-American law students;
  3. Provides opportunities for its members to participate in pro bono legal clinics and other volunteer community outreach efforts throughout the Dallas community;
  4. Helps to keep African-American attorneys in Dallas informed of local, state and national legal issues;
  5. Helps to keep African-American attorneys informed on what is going on in the African-American community in Dallas;
  6. Helps to promote and market African-American attorneys to the greater community;
  7. JLTLA Website provides an online search engine of African-American attorneys in Dallas by name and legal practice area that is accessible worldwide;
  8. Serves as a point of contact for legal organizations needing to contact African-American attorneys in the Dallas area;
  9. Provides a network allowing African-American attorneys in Dallas to get to know each other.


J.L. Turner Legal Association (“JLTLA”) Membership Benefits Include:

  1. Regular email updates from JLTLA
  2. Inclusion on the JLTLA mailing & phone list
  3. Attorneys may be included in JLTLA Website Directory Listing
  4. Discount on Dallas Bar Association Membership Dues
  5. Invitations to events hosted and/or sponsored by JLTLA
  6. Ability to attend JLTLA monthly meetings and cast vote on JLTLA business
  7. Ability to join National Bar Association as affiliate member (JLTLA is local affiliate of NBA)

Click here to view our: 2014 JLTLA EXPRESS Newsletter