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 Welcome to the 

 Dallas Bar Foundation 


 Empowering Dallas' Legal Community 




Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo-Ramirez

The Senate voted 80-12 on Monday, December 4, 2023 to confirm U.S. Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, making her the first Hispanic woman on the court.  Congratulations to Judge Ramirez, a Dallas Bar Foundation Hughes Scholar!

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2023 Fellows Justinian Award Recipient

Frank E. Stevenson II

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Of Counsel, Locke Lord LLP

President, State Bar of Texas, 2016-2017

President, Dallas Bar Association, 2008 

Chair, Dallas Bar Foundation, 2017

President, Western States Bar Conference, 2021-2022

Franks E. Stevenson II - Justinina Award Reciptient - Dallas Bar Foundtion

Who We Are

The Dallas Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on empowering both the existing and future Dallas legal community through educational and charitable initiatives. The Foundation provides scholarships, clerkships and educational opportunities supporting the next generation of lawyers and provides grants which support charitable legal initiatives to improve the lives of others utilizing the justice system.  The Foundation has funded over seventy-five multi-year tuition scholarships, allowing outstanding minority law students to attend SMU Dedman School of Law, UNT Dallas College of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law and complete a legal education many would have thought beyond reach.

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What We Do

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DBF Fellows Program

Dallas Bar Foundation (DBF) Fellows are the sustaining force behind the Dallas Bar Foundation's philanthropic efforts to make a positive difference in our community. The Fellows help support charitable grants of the DBF and student clerkship opportunities.

"…I’ve been the benefactor as much as the bestower in the Believing in People Business. I hope all of us have, and that this Bar and this Foundation continue their good work both through and in each of us."

Frank E. Stevenson II, 2023 Fellows Justinian Award Recipient

Upcoming Events & Programs

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Go Above & Beyond to Support the DBF

Donate to our general fund or allocate funds to a specific scholarship, clerkship, or grant.
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Dallas Bar Association

The DBA's purpose is to serve and support the legal profession in Dallas and to promote good relations among lawyers, judges, and the community. The DBA offers its members many opportunities to develop their careers, get involved, and give back to the community. We look forward to being a part of your professional development and connecting you with the Dallas Legal Community.

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