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Grants and Scholarships: $ 5,608,258
1981 – December 2016


 
 

Scholarships and Clerkships
Total Awarded: $2,883,632

DBF SARAH T. HUGHES DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS: $2,245,430
1981- Fall 2016 Awarded to outstanding minority students attending SMU Dedman School of Law. The Hughes Scholars plan to practice in the Dallas community upon graduation from law school. The proceeds from "Bar None" have been the main source of funding for these scholarships. In 2011, a new annual event titled "An Evening With..." was initiated as an additional fund-raiser for the scholarships.
In 2015, the scholarship became available to students at UNT Dallas College of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law. 

DBF COLLINS CLERKSHIPS: $551,742
Annual Grant through 2016 for Dallas Bar Foundation Collins Clerkship Program which provides a six week, paid summer clerkship for minority law school students. Clerkships are provided at: the Supreme Court of Texas; Fifth District Court of Appeals; 14th Civil District Court; 68th Civil District Court; Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, City of Dallas Attorney’s office; City of Irving Attorney's Office; Dallas County Public Defender’s Office.

DON C. MCCLEARY – GARDERE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP: $47,500
2008 scholarship ($7,500) awarded to SMU Dedman School of Law student with high academic achievement and demonstrated leadership qualities
2009 scholarship ($5,000)
2010 scholarship ($5,000)
2011 scholarship ($5,000)
2012 scholarship ($5,000)
2013 scholarship ($5,000)
2014 scholarship ($5,000)
2015 scholarship ($5,000)
2016 scholarship ($5,000)

DBF JUSTICE JAMES A. BAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: $32,360
Awarded, in honor of former Supreme Court Justice Baker, to an outstanding law student for a clerkship at the Supreme Court of Texas
2009 ($3,600) Six week clerkship with Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson at the Supreme Court of Texas
2010 ($3,600) Six week clerkship with Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson at the Supreme Court of Texas
2011 ($3,600) Six week clerkship with Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson at the Supreme Court of Texas
2012 ($4,260) Six week clerkship with Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson at the Supreme Court of Texas
2013 ($4,300) Six week clerkship with Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson at the Supreme Court of Texas
2014 ($4,300) Six week clerkship with Chief Justice Nathan Hecht at the Supreme Court of Texas
2015 ($4,300) Six week clerkship with Chief Justice Nathan Hecht at the Supreme Court of Texas
2016 ($4,300) Six week clerkship with Chief Justice Nathan Hecht at the Supreme Court of Texas 

DBF BOB MOW JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP: $3,300
Awarded for the first time in 2016, in honor of Bob Mow, a Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows Award recipient, to an outstanding 2L student for a six week summer internship with Chief Judge Barbara Lynn at the United States District Court of the Northern District of Texas. 

STEPHEN PHILBIN CLERKSHIP IN MEDIA LAW: $3,300
Awarded for the first time to a 2L student with an interest in media law with high academic achievements.  


Grants to Community / Public Organizations
Total Awarded: $954,618


ARTS DISTRICT CONSORTIUM: $10,000
1982 grant for Arts District Planning Association

ARTS DISTRICT FRIENDS: $8,000
1988 grant ($5,000) toward general operating expenses
1998 grant ($1,000) for Friends Corporate Sponsorship
2000 grant ($1,000) for Friends Corporate Sponsorship
2001 grant ($1,000) for friends Corporate Sponsorship

ARTS DISTRICT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION: $2,800
1989 grant toward landscaping of Flora Street behind the Belo Mansion

BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF NORTH TEXAS: $5,000
2014 grant for the Civic Mentoring Program teaching youth about the law and civic responsibility

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF DALLAS: $6,000
2001 grant to fund a staff attorney for detained immigrants

CENTER FOR NON-PROFIT MANAGEMENT: $44,810
1991 grant ($5,000) and 1992 grant ($5,000) to co-sponsor the underwriting in each year of 12 monthly Management Institute Seminars for Non-Profit Associations
1995 grant ($1,000) toward printing material related to legal responsibilities of board members for a Board Fair
1996 grant ($3,000) toward a legal seminar on Texas Labor & Employment Laws and Raising Money Legally
1997 grant ($3,000) for seminar “Essential Steps to Effective Advocacy"
1998 grant ($6,000) for two management seminars on legal issues
1999 grant ($6,000) for Legal series 2000
2001 grant ($1,000) for Legal series 2001
2004 grant ($2,000) for Fall Legal Clinic (refunded: clinic did not make)
2005 grant ($2,310) for Spring Legal Clinic
2007 grant ($8,000) for four legal clinics
2011 grant ($2,500) for Legal Forums offered to area non-profits to address relevant and timely legal issues crucial to running a nonprofit organization.

CENTRAL DALLAS MINISTRIES: $1,000
2001 grant for the publication of The Attorney’s Desk Reference for Poverty Law

CHILD AND FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER: $5,000
1998 grant for Dallas Our Kids to fund a divorce education program, which offers educational training to parents and therapeutic support for children.

CHILDCARE GROUP: $2,500
1996 grant toward publication costs of brochure for parents regarding regulations and parental rights regarding childcare

CHILDREN AT RISK: $4,000
2014 awarded a clerkship through the DBF for a 2015 summer internship
2016 grant ($2,000) for a summer law student intern

C.L. PRODUCTIONS: $5,000
1992 grant toward printing of brochures concerning rights of the handicapped

CONFERENCE ON CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN: $7,750
2012 grant ($1,000) for scholarships allowing three district attorneys to attend the conference in Dallas
2013 grant ($1,500) for scholarships allowing five district attorneys to attend the national conference
2014 grant ($3,500) for scholarships allowing ten district attorneys to attend the 10th Annual conference
2015 grant ($1,750) for scholarships allowing five district attorneys to attend the national conference which will complete the funding for this project.

DALLAS CASA, INC. (Formerly FOCAS): $40,500
1991 grant ($4,000) and 1992 grant ($4,000) toward recruitment and training of volunteers to represent abused children in court proceedings
1995 grant ($2,000) toward developing a search process to located and evaluate extended family members
1996 grant ($5,000) toward funding salary of a Court Liaison
2003 grant ($2,500) for training of court volunteers in honor of Judge Barefoot Saunders’s Champion of Children award.
2011 grant ($5,000) for funding of background checks for CASA volunteers to ensure safety for the children
2012 grant ($3,000) for funding of background checks for CASA volunteers to ensure safety for the children
2014 grant ($5,000) for funding of background checks for CASA volunteers to ensure safety for the children
2015 grant ($5,000) for funding of background checks for CASA volunteers to ensure safety for the children
2016 grant ($5,000) for CASA volunteer background checks to ensure the safety of the children

DALLAS CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER: $3,500
1992 grant toward operating expenses of Saturday clinics

DALLAS CIVIC VENTURES: $2,000
2001 grant to fund planning phase of Dallas Community Courts Project

DALLAS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT OF APPEALS MENTAL HEALTH DIVERSION PROJECT: $2,200
2004 grant to fund instant drug kits for detainees who have dual diagnosis.

DALLAS COUNTY HERITAGE SOCIETY: $6,500
1991 grant ($2,200) toward renovation of Old City Park's Sullivan House
1996 grant ($4,300) to install a new cedar-shake roof and make other roof repairs on the Shotgun House at Old City Park

DALLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: $25,000
1988 grant toward Sixth Floor Exhibit, John F. Kennedy Museum

DALLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL Society: $1,000
2013 grant supporting a presentation on Remembering Judge Sarah T. Hughes during the 50th anniversary year of the John F. Kennedy assassination

DALLAS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL HELP CENTER: $2,500
2008 grant to provide seed money for new organization established to address legal needs of domestic violence victims that are not served by Legal Aid of North West Texas or Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

DISD LAW MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL - CLOSE UP PROGRAM / SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS TO ATTEND ONE WEEK GOVERNMENT STUDIES TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC: $23,229
1999 grant ($1,000) 
2000 grant ($1,000)
2001 grant ($1,300) 
2002 grant ($1,000) 
2003 grant ($1,000) 
2004 grant ($1,329) 
2005 grant ($1,400) 
2006 grant ($1,400) 
2007 grant ($1,500) 
2008 grant ($1,500) 
2009 grant ($1,800) 
2010 grant ($1,800) 
2011 grant ($1,800) 
2012 grant ($1,800) 
2013 grant ($1,800) 
2014 grant ($1,800) 

DISD Law Magnet High School Leadership Education and Debate (LEAD) Project: $7,300
(An additional $20,000 provided as Fellows Grant in honor of Bob Thomas)
2006 grant ($5,400) for three scholarships for debate students to attend the Championship Summer Debate Institute. LEAD is a follow up project to the Robert H. Thomas Debate Scholarships awarded from 1992-2002 by the DBF Fellows in honor of Bob Thomas.
2009 grant ($1,900) to fund debate camp scholarship at 3 week summer course at University of North Texas

DALLAS FAMILY SHELTER: $7,000
1987 grant to purchase office equipment for the legal staff

DALLAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: $2,500
1994 matching grant toward acid free storage supplies and salary support for archivist
2002 grant ($500) for archival supplies

DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES & CULTURE: $11,750
1996 grant ($5,000) toward seminar re: the legal profession
1997 grant ($2,500) toward Law & Imagination II conference
1998 grant ($2,000) toward Law & Imagination IV conference
2000 grant ($2,250) toward Law & Imagination VII conference
2002 grant ($1,500) for Law & Imagination XI seminar

DALLAS LEGAL AID SOCIETY: $19,000
1991 grant ($12,000) and 1992 grant ($7,000) toward operating expenses

DALLAS LEGAL HOSPICE: $27,500
1988 grant ($20,000) to the Dallas Legal Hospice toward pro bono legal aid for AIDS patients and other terminally ill clients
2003 grant ($1,500) rent assistance
2005 grant ($5,000) for computing networks and online services for state mandated reporting requirements
2007 grant ($1,000) for underwriting costs of End of Life Care conference

DALLAS QUALITY OF LIFE FOUNDATION: $15,000
1995 ($5,000) and 1996 ($5,000) grants toward development and marketing costs of International Dispute Resolution Center in Dallas and 1997 final payment ($5,000)

DALLAS TENANTS' ASSOCIATION: $5,228
1990 grant ($2,528) and 1991 grant ($2,700) toward recruitment and training volunteer attorneys and purchase of office equipment

DALLAS URBAN DEBATE ALLIANCE: $45,500
2007 grant ($7,500) to implement pilot program in selected DISD high schools
2010 grant ($6,000) to send DISD students, who are participating in the Urban Debate program, to UNT Summer Debate Camp
2011 grant ($5,000) to provide summer debate camp opportunities for DISD students
2013 grant ($6,000) to provide summer debate camp opportunities for DISD students
2014 grant ($6,000) to provide summer debate camp opportunities for DISD students
2015 grant ($7,500) to provide summer debate camp opportunities for DISD students
2016 grant ($7,500) to provide summer debate camp opportunities for DISD students

DALLAS WIND SYMPHONY: $2,000
1992 grant to take photographs and for the Dallas Wind Symphony to play at a naturalization ceremony at the Meyerson Symphony Hall for 1,000 new American citizens

DISPUTE MEDIATION SERVICES: $26,550
1990 grant ($775); 1991 grant ($2,125); 1992 grant ($3,000); 1993 grant ($5,000) and 1994 grant ($5,000) toward Peer Mediation Training for DISD students
1995 grant ($3,500) toward School & Community Outreach: Project Empower (SCOPE)
1998 grant ($4,750) for national pilot program to teach mediation skills to the Board of Directors and Policy Council of the Headstart of Greater Dallas.
2012 grans ($2,400) to support fragile families with the resources they need to co-parent as part of the Shared Parenting Project for Dallas VI-D Courts

DISPUTE MEDIATION SERVICES\ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEY MEDIATORS: $2,200
1994 grant for joint project for seminar regarding youth and gang violence

DOORS, Inc. (Dallas One-Stop Optimized Reentry System): $15,000
2013 grant ($5,000) for assessment tools and binders for DOORS clients served in partnership with (5) Criminal Diversion Courts in Dallas County
2014 grant ($5,000) to support the 2014 Re-Entry Symposium
2016 grant ($5,000) to support the 2016
Re-Entry Symposium

EXODUS INC.: $5,500
1990 grant ($2,500) and 1992 grant ($3,000) toward salary for drug/alcohol counselor for criminal ex-offenders

FAMILY PLACE: $15,000
2000 grant to fund on site attorney
2001 grant to fund on site attorney

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION FOUNDATION OF TEXAS: $11,356
1992 grant ($856) toward expenses for FOIFT Program in Dallas
1993 grant ($2,000) toward publication costs for newsletter, FOI FOCUS
1994 grant ($1,000) toward education program in Texas public schools
1999 ($2500) Seminar: Responsible Rights: Government in the Sunshine
2006 ($5,000) Whiteout Booklet to educate the public about the need for open government and access to public records and meetings

FRIENDS’ OF OLD RED: $7,000
1992 grant toward renovation of Old Red Courthouse

GENESIS WOMEN’S SHELTER; $15,500
2001 grant ($10,000) to fund LSNT staff attorney, previously a federally funded position
2011 grant ($2,500) for Emergency Assistance Fund used to pay legal fees associated with helping women protect themselves and their children to leave violent situations
2016 grant ($3,000) for court costs, document filing, etc. for women clients to seek legal protection from violent situations

GIRLS, Inc.: $4,681
1999 grant ($2,000) for Career Action Centers and 1999 grant ($2,681) for Careers in Law curriculum resources

GREATER DALLAS COMMUNITY OF CHURCHES: $5,000
1988 grant for Jail Chaplain Program

GREATER DALLAS COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE: $2,500
1994 grant toward expenses of 1994 symposium

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: $2,000
2001 grant to fund restoration of church parlor for use as a legal clinic

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: $12,000
1991 grant ($2,000)
1992 grant ($5,000) toward purchase of materials
2014 grant ($5,000) one time discretionary grant for the Carter Work Project

HANNAH’S HOUSE: $4,000
2007 grant to provide for supervised court ordered visitations for children of divorced parents

HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE OF NORTH TEXAS, INC. : $30,039
2000 grant ($1,900) to fund resource materials to train pro bono attorneys to aid indigent clients seeking asylum
2001 grant ($10,000)to fund the Pro Bono Coordinator pilot program
2002 grant ($3,600) to print 5000 newsletters and brochures and 500 calendars or posters.
2005 grant ($2,380) for Child Immigrant Project
2007 grant ($2,500) to support 2 day seminar for Judges and Law Enforcement officials on Immigration and Trafficking
2010 grant ($3,139) for 2 lap top computers to increase capacity of client services provided by volunteer attorneys
2011 grant ($2,820) for printing brochures for the Women and Children's program and "Know Your Rights" brochure
2013 grant ($1,200) for legal services for 6 new DACA cases (children who have been crime victims)
2016 grant ($2,500) for outreach materials to social service agencies and churches 

I AM THAT I AM TRAINING CENTER: $4,500
1992 grant ($2,500) toward feeding and clothing abused children and 1995 grant ($2,000) toward materials and instructors at the Youth Court and Detention Center

IGNITE: $25,000
2012 grant ($5,000) to support a Day at the Capital and citizenship program for high school girls
2013 grant ($5,000) to support expansion of the after school program to 3 high schools
2014 grant ($5,000) to fund transportation for the students to attend annual conference and to support the recruitment and training of college students to lead the program in various high schools
2015 grant ($5,000) to fund expansion of program to Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet High School
2016 grant ($5,000) to fund expansion of civic engagement program for girls to another DISD school

IMMIGRANT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELIEF NETWORK: $4,000
1998 grant ($4,000) to train pro bono attorneys to assist undocumented battered women and their children in obtaining legal status.

IMMIGRATION COUNSELING SERVICES: $58,500
1989 grant ($25,000), 1990 grant ($20,000), 1991 grant ($9,000), and 1993 grant ($4,500) toward immigration counseling administered through Catholic Charities

INNOCENCE PROJECT OF TEXAS: $5,000
2014 grant ($5,000) to help fund relocation costs of moving office to Dallas from Lubbock

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE: $14,000
1998 grant ($5,000) for a summer law intern and a pre-law intern to work with refugees in Dallas County
2007 grant ($3,000) for reducing immigration processing fees to help refugees obtain citizenship
2010 grant ($3,000) for reducing immigration processing fees to help refugees obtain citizenship
2012 grant ($3,000) for reducing immigration processing fees to help refugees obtain citizenship

LAWYERS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING/CENTER FOR HOUSING RESOURCES: $20,000
1991 grants ($7,000 and $5,000), 1992 grant ($7,000), and 1993 grant ($1,000) toward legal services for low-income wage earners to renovate affordable housing

LEGAL AID OF NORTHWEST TEXAS (FORMERLY LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTH TEXAS): $62,123
1990 grant ($20,000) for paralegal caseworker for Dallas Legal Services
1991 grant ($5,000) toward renovation costs
2000 grant ($15,000) to upgrade wiring for network
2005 grant ($12,123) to purchase a new copier
2005 grant ($10,000) for Hurricane Relief Unit

MOSAIC FAMILY SERVICES: $10,500
2011 grant ($3,000) to provide translation and interpreter services for clients needing immigration and family law legal services
2012 grant ($2,500) to cover litigation costs faced by clients for dispute mediation services, serving papers, mental health evaluations
2014 grant ($2,500) to provide translation and interpreter services for clients needing immigration and family law legal services
2015 grant ($2,500) to provide translation and interpreter services for court hearings, document translations and in-house client meetings

NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING: $27,150
1989 grant ($3,800) and 1990 grant ($6,350) toward sponsorship of: "Moyers: In Search of the Constitution," "This Honorable Court," "Ethics in America," and "U.S. Constitution" on Channel 13 KERA TV
1991 grant ($3,000) toward encore broadcast of "Ethics in America" series on Channel 13
1993 grant ($2,500) toward programming costs on Channel 2 TV for two programs relating to the law and individual rights under the law
1994 grant ($500) to publicize "Bar None" performance on KERA Radio
1995 grant ($500) for "Bar None" ad; and 1995 grant ($3,000) toward broadcast costs of "Inside the Law" on Channel 2 TV
1996 ($500) to publicize "Bar None" performance on KERA Radio
1997 ($5,000) toward TV broadcast costs of "The Federalist Papers" and "Crime and Punishment in America"
1997 grant ($500) 1998 grant ($500) 1999 grant ($500) 2000 grant ($500) for "Bar None" Ad on KERA Radio
2001 grant ($500) for Bar None PSA

OPEN, INC.: $15,000
1990 grant ($5,000), 1991 grant ($2,000), 1992 grant ($5,000); 1993 grant ($2,000) grant toward publication of self-help books with related workshops to help former offenders prepare for return to the community
1994 grant ($1,000) toward producing a video to accompany training book, Man, I Need a Job

PLANNED LIVING ASSISTANCE NETWORK: $7,120
1997 grant toward publication costs of the "Texas Attorneys' Planning Guide to Representing Families with Disabled Family Members".

PROYECTO ADELANTE: $33,500
1990 grant ($20,000) toward providing legal counsel along with social services to Central American refugees
1993 grant ($5,000) to train volunteers to work with Dallas refugees who are eligible for relief from deportation
1996 grant ($7,500) toward Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney Coordinator's salary, training and recruiting volunteers
2000 grant ($1,000) to assist with restructuring of organization after loss of NACARA funding.

THE PRINCETON REVIEW FOUNDATION: $19,200
2006 ($9,600) grant to fund the L.A. Bedford, Jr. Scholarships for The Princeton Review LSAT Prep Course
2007 ($9,600) grant to fund the L.A. Bedford, Jr. Scholarships for The Princeton Review LSAT Prep Course

THE SENIOR SOURCE, SENIOR CITIZENS OF GREATER DALLAS: $19,000
1996 grant ($7,500) toward salaries of two staff members for the Volunteer Guardianship Program
1998 grant ($5,000) to recruit and train additional volunteers for the Volunteer Guardianship Program.
2005 grant ($5,000) to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers for the Volunteer Guardianship/Money Management program
2007 grant ($1,500) to coordinate volunteer support and maintain records in the Guardianship Program

SOUTHERN M
ETHODIST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW: $24,630

1992 grant ($3,000) research and analysis of the ADR movement in Texas for publication in SMU Law Review
1998 grant ($4,130) for the reinstatement and renewal of 14 loose leaf format publications in the Underwood Law Library
2015 grant ($7,500) to provide pro-bono services at the new Family Law Clinic at SMU and for training law students 5 years before the clinic is permanently endowed
2016 grant ($10,000) Part 2 of 3 year pledge for Support of Family Law Clinic

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW; LAW REVIEW- $5,000
2016 grant to support ADR Symposium addressing the risks of prejudice and bias


STAR Court: $5,000
2011 grant ($5,000) for the Strengthening, Transition, and Recovery program offered through Dallas County Courts. A Cognitive Behavior Therapy based program designed to reduce repeat offenses for persons on probation for prostitution and drug abuse

TEXAS ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOUNDATION: $5,000
2010 grant ($5,000) Conference in April 2010 to focus on developing strategies for self-represented litigants and the courts

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW ($2,500)
2016 grant to support Public Interest Clerkship  

TEXAS CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYERS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE (TCDLEI): $2,500
2010 grant ($2,500) Scholarships for law studenst in the Innocence Project to attend October 2010 Forensics Conference

TEXAS JUDICIAL FOUNDATION: $3,750
2012 grant ($3,750) to support a conference for judges on how immigration/citizenship status affects disposition of family, civil, and criminal law proceedings in state court

TEXAS TENANTS' UNION: $8,061
1992 grant ($2,069) toward translating into Spanish and printing costs of Handbook of Tenants' Rights regarding responsibilities of landlords
1995 grant ($3,500) toward pro se advocacy training
2011 grant ($2,492) for the printing of the Handbook of Tenant's Rights

THE ARC OF DALLAS: $12,830
2001 grant ($5,000) for the Criminal Justice and Mental Retardation Initiative to train judges, attorneys and police officers on how to interact with individuals with mental retardation
2008 grant ($5,830) for the expansion of the guardianship program to include money management.
2011 grant ($2,000) for the Caregiver Education series offered to parents of disabled children on how to be an effective advocate, how to manage guardianship and special needs trusts, understanding the ADA

TRINITY MINISTRY TO THE POOR: $5,000
1992 grant toward direct costs incurred in meeting legal needs of clients

University of North Texas – Dallas Campus: $8,596 (UNT was unable to complete arrangement)
2005 grant to fund the L.A. Bedford, Jr. Scholarships to minority students for the LSAT prep class in partnership with The Princeton Review.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS: $7,000
2008 grant to fund student scholarship for 3 week program on International Law, peace, and justice at the International War Crimes Tribunal
2012 grant to fund student scholarship for 3 week program on International Law, peace, and justice at the International War Crimes Tribunal

UNIVERSITY OF N. TEXAS FOUNDATION: $250
1995 grant toward portrait of Judge Sarah T. Hughes to be placed in new Hughes Library Reading Room

VICTIMS’ OUTREACH: $7,500
1993 grant toward training volunteers to help victims by accompanying them to court and by explaining the complexities of the criminal justice system
2001 grant for volunteer training manuals and supplies salary support for 3 staff

VOLUNTEER CENTER: $5,000
1999 grant for capital campaign

YOUTH CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER: $2,500
2006 grant for dispute resolution workshops for youth offenders

YMCA OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS: $21,365
2008 ($5,000) grant to fund scholarships for the Youth and Government program
2010 ($4,000) grant to fund scholarships for the Youth and Government program
2014 ($4,000) grant to fund scholarships for the Youth and Government program
2016 ($8,365) grant to fund scholarships for 14 students to attend Youth and Government state conference and to purchase updated camera and video equipment for the program


Grants to DBA Charitable, Educational, and Historical Programs
Total Awarded: $1,306,772


BELO MANSION RESTORATION: $15,000
2012 grant ($7,500) for restoration of the historic Belo Mansion to begin in 2013
2013 grant ($7,500) for restoration of the historic Belo Mansion to begin in 2013

DBA 100 PRESIDENTS OF THE DALLAS BAR ASSOCIATION: $3,000
2009 grant to help fund the writing of a book containing short profiles of the 100 Presidents of the DBA

DBA ANNIVERSARY DINNER FOR HISTORIC BELO MANSION: $6,000
1997 Grant to underwrite celebration of purchase and renovation of the historic Belo Mansion

DBA APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC-LIVE ORAL ARGUMENTS OF THE FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS TO AN AUDIENCE OF DISD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THE PUBLIC: $42,743
2006 grant ($5,500)
2008 grant ($5,805) 
2009 grant ($4,000) 
2010 grant ($4,000) 
2011 grant ($4,680) 
2012 grant ($4,000) 
2013 grant ($4,000)
2014 grant ($4,000) 
2015 grant ($3,639) 
2015 grant ($3,119) for the 2016 live, oral argument of the Fifth District Court of Appeals to DISD students

DBA - AV\V and ELECTRONIC SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: $25,000

1997 grant toward purchase of audio visual equipment for each civil district courtroom in Dallas County

DBA FOR CONTRIBUTION TO BILL OF RIGHTS ANNIVERSARY: $2,000
1991 grant for posters recognizing the anniversary of the Bill of Rights to be placed on City of Dallas buses

DBA CLE CLINIC NORTH DALLAS / SOUTH DALLAS: $6,280
2013 grant ($2,490) to fund the 2014 Continuing Legal Education clinics for the far north Dallas attorneys
2015 grant ($1,190) to fund 6 CLE clinics in South Dallas on UNT Campus
2015 grant ($2,600) to fund the 2016 CLE Clinics in North Dallas

DBA DALLAS COUNTY CLERK AND COORDINATOR AWARDS LUNCHEON: $18,543
2008 grant ($2,545) to fund expenses and purchase recognition awards for the luncheon of Dallas County Clerks and Coordinators
2009 grant ($5,275) to fund expenses and purchase recognition awards for the luncheon
2010 grant ($3,112) to fund expenses and purchase recognition awards for the luncheon
2011 grant ($3,157) to fund expenses and purchase recognition awards for the luncheon
2013 grant ($1,000) to fund expenses and purchase recognition awards for the luncheon
2013 grant ($1,505) to fund expenses and purchase 2014 recognition awards for the luncheon
2015 grant ($1,449) to fund expenses and purchase recognition awards for the luncheon
2015 grant ($ 500) for the 2016 Dallas County Court Clerk and Coordinator Awards luncheon

DBA CLERK AND COORDINATOR SEMINAR: $15,701
2007 grant ($2,769) to provide a one day seminar for Dallas County Clerks and Coordinators
2008 grant ($7,000) to provide a one day seminar for Dallas County Clerks and Coordinators
2009 grant ($ 940) to provide a one day seminar for Dallas County Clerks and Coordinators
2010 grant ($2,496) to provide a one day seminar for Dallas County Clerks and Coordinators
2013 grant ($2,496) to provide a one day seminar for Dallas County Clerks and Coordinators

DBA CLIENT SERVICES SUMMIT: $15,000
1999 grant to fund one day seminar exploring attorney’s responsibilities to clients as well as client’s expectations of attorneys

DBA COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE: $7,700
1991 grant for publication of brochure for parents of teenage drug/alcohol abusers
1999 grant ($4,300) with Juvenile Justice Committee to fund reprint of previous brochure to be called “Legal Problems Encountered by Parents of Juveniles”
2002 grant ($4,200) to reprint 10,000 pamphlets “Legal Problems Encountered by Parents of Juveniles”.

DBA COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND: $10,000
2001 grant ($5,000) to fund an historical exhibit of the Belo Mansion
2001 grant ($5,000) to fund the publication of 50,000 legal educational brochures

DBA COURTS FACILITIES DEPARTMENT: $19,000
1984 grant ($15,000) and 1989 grant ($4,000) to the DBA Courts and Court Facilities Department towards retaining an architectural firm to develop, analyze and study designs for courtroom usage at the Lew Sterrett Criminal Justice Center

DBA CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE and LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTH TEXAS: $7,000
1997 grant to partially fund LAMP Attorney Project Coordinator

DBA CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: $7,673
1999 grant to produce a new juror orientation video to facilitate the jury selection process

DBA CRIMINAL JUSTICE FORUM: $2,000

2011 grant supporting the forum whereby all members of the criminal justice community come together and initiate solutions for current issues faced in the system

DBA DISMANTLING THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE: $2,890
2014 grant supporting the CLE program for lawyers, school administrators, and law enforcement officials.

DBA & DALLAS ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG LAWYERS: $7,500
2001 Futures Conference

DBA DEBT CONFERENCE FOR LAW STUDENTS: $3,440
2015 grant ($3,440) to provide first Debt Conference for Law Students in coordination with three law schools

DBA DISPUTE MEDIATION COMMITTEE: $5,000
1991 grant to train multi-ethic panel of citizen mediators, primarily non-attorneys

DBA DIVERSITY SUMMIT: $7,500
2012 grant ($7,500) to support a State of Diversity conference dealing with recruiting and retaining attorneys of color and successful corporate diversity models

DBA EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM: $32,500
2003 grant ($15,000) to provide for 4 symposiums (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) for DISD Superintendent and Mayor to present views on the state of education in Dallas
2007 grant ($5,000) to provide for 2 symposiums (2007 and 2008) for DISD Superintendent and Mayor to present views on the state of education in Dallas
2010 grant ($2,000) to provide for the 2011 symposium
2013 grant ($3,500) to provide for the 2013 symposium
2015 grant ($3,500) to provide for the 2015 symposium
2016 grant ($3,500) to support the 2016 symposium

DBA E-MENTORING, ESQ. PROGRAM: $39,192
2005 grant ($2,000) to fund the recognition reception and awards for the mentors at the DBA and the students of the W.W. Samuell e-mentoring project.
2006 grant ($7,500) to fund E-Mentoring interactive website.
2007 grant ($7,500) to fund recognition receptions and the DISD student/DBA mentor program
2008 grant ($7,500) to fund recognition receptions and the DISD student/DBA mentor program
2009 grant ($6,772) to fund recognition receptions and the DISD student/DBA mentor program
2013 grant ($3,000) to fund recognition receptions and the DISD student/DBA mentor program
2015 grant ($4,920) to fund spring banquet and new efforts to increase depth and frequency of mentor interaction

DBA FAMILY LAW SECTION: $5,750
1991 grant ($3,500) to print brochure for divorcing parents
1997 grant ($2,250) to update brochure

DBA GOALS FOR PROFESSIONALISM CONFERENCES: $21,525
1986 grant ($1,250), 1987 grant ($750), 1988 grant ($750), 1988 grant ($10,000), 1989 grant ($3,750), and 1991 grant ($5,025)

DBA HOUSE COMMITTEE: $29,672
1994 grant to renovate the Belo Mansion Basement for additional office space

DBA IMPLICIT BIAS PROGRAM: $1,500
2015 grant to help fund the first DBA Implicit Bias program to be held in 2016. The program was developed in response to a recommendation by the ABA to all bar associations.

DBA JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM: $15,000
2003 grant ($15,000) to the DBA Community Service Fund for the all day, public symposium “Promoting Equal Justice under the Law: A Dialogue for the Dallas Community”

DBA L.A. BEDFORD, JR. HISTORICAL EXHIBIT: $5,000
2004 ($5,000) to fund a joint project between the DBA and the African American Museum focusing on the important works of former DBF trustee and DBA board member L.A. Bedford, Jr. and on the accomplishments of African American lawyers in Dallas.

DBA LAW DAY CELEBRATION: $12,397
2006 ($2,015) grant to fund student awards, lunches and teacher incentives for this annual celebration.
2007 ($2,935) grant to fund student awards, recognition luncheon in celebration of Law Day
2010 ($ 800) grant to fund student awards in celebration of Law Day
2011 ($1,000) grant to fund student awards, teacher incentives in celebration of Law Day
2012 ($ 900) grant to fund student awards, teacher incentives in celebration of Law Day
2013 ($ 900) grant to fund student awards, teacher incentives in celebration of Law Day
2013 ($1,165) grant to fund the 2014 student awards, teacher incentives in celebration of Law Day
2015 ($1,322) grant to fund student awards, teacher incentives in celebration of Law Day
2016 ($1,360) grant to fund student awards, teacher incentives in celebration of Law Day

DBA LAW JAM: $25,000
2006 grant ($5,000) to fund a music festival of lawyer bands to raise awareness of the increasing need for lawyers to give their time for pro bono work.
2009 grant ($5,000) to fund a music festival of lawyer bands to raise funds to support legal assistance to the underserved
2011 grant ($5,000) to fund a music festival of lawyer bands to raise funds to support legal assistance to the underserved
2013 grant ($5,000) to fund a music festival of lawyer bands to raise funds to support legal assistacne to the underserved
2015 grant ($5,000) to fund a music festival of lawyer bands to raise funds to support legal assistance to the underserved

DBA LAW STUDENT PROFESSIONALISM PROGRAM: $21,150
2007 grant ($5,000) to support a professionalism program for law students to include mentoring, business etiquette, issues facing new lawyers. Includes panel discussions with judges.
2008 grant ($6,000) to support a professionalism program for law students
2009 grant ($2,000) to support a professionalism program for law students
2010 grant ($1,500) to support a professionalism program for law students
2012 grant ($ 500) to support a professionalism program for law students
2013 grant ($2,200) to support a professionalism program for law students
2014 grant ($2,200) to support a professionalism program for law students
2015 grant ($1,750) to support a professionalism program for law students

DBA LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: $12,963
1993 grant toward operating expenses for the lawyer referral program

DBA LEGALLINE: $41,017
1993 grant ($6,137) toward operating costs for program LegalLine co-sponsored by the Mexican-American Bar Association in which DBA member volunteers anonymously answer legal questions from the public over the telephone
1994 grant ($2,160) and 1995 grant ($2,585) to pay a security guard to be present during LegalLine Program
1997 ($2,585) toward LegalLine expenses
1999 ($3,270) LegalLine expenses.
2002 ($2,500) LegalLine expenses
2004 ($4,360) LegalLine expenses and bookmarks in English and Spanish.
2007 ($5,000) LegalLine expenses – provides call in service to citizens for free legal advice two evenings each month
2009 ($5,500) LegalLine expenses – provides call in service to citizens for free legal advice two evenings each month
2010 ($3,360) LegalLine expenses – provides call in service to citizens for free legal advice two evenings each month
2012 ($3,560) LegalLine expenses – provides call in service to citizens for free legal advice two evenings each month

DBA DALLAS MINORITY ATTORNEY PROGRAM: $34,250
2001 grant ($2,000) for seminar focusing on business management and networking for minority attorneys
2001 grant ($2,500) to fund the Minority Attorney Business Development Initiative
2003 grant ($6,500) for the Spring 2004 seminar and Guardian Ad Litem Directory
2005 grant ($6,500) for Spring CLE seminar and Guardian Ad Litem directories
2009 grant ($2,000) to support a 1 day seminar on needs of solo, small, minority and female practices
2010 grant ($2,000) to support a 1 day seminar on needs of solo, small, minority and female practices
2012 grant ($2,250) to support a 1 day seminar on needs of solo, small, minority and female practices
2013 grant ($2,500) to support a 1 day seminar on needs of solo, small, minority and female practices
2014 grant ($3,000) to support a 1 day seminar on needs of solo, small, minority and female practices
2015 grant ($3,500) to support a 1 day seminar on needs of solo, small, minority and female practices
2016 grant ($1,500) to support a 1 day seminar on needs of solo, small, minority and female practices

DBA PEER ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE: $6,501
1992 grant ($2,500) toward expenses for training for intervention program to assist attorneys with drug/alcohol problems including hotline
1993 grant ($2,900) for training hotline volunteers and printing costs of information cards and brochure
1994 grant ($1,101) to reprint brochure

DBA PROJECTS FUND: $500
Funds to purchase original oil painting to be used on front cover of DBA Pictorial Directory and to donate to DBA Inaugural Auction for benefit of Pro Bono Department

DBA 2007 NATIONAL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION: $75,000
2005($25,000) first of three payments
2006($25,000) second of three payments
2007($25,000) third of three payments

DBA STATE MOCK TRIAL COMMITTEE: $18,538
1993 grant ($3,500); 1994 grant ($3,000) and 1995 grant ($5,538) to supplement the DBA budget
1997 grant ($6,500) toward scholarship funds

DBA TASK FORCE ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC BIAS IN THE COURTS: $7,500
2004 ($5,000) grant to conduct research and produce findings on racial and ethnic bias in the Dallas courts and to implement identifiable solutions to the problems.
2005 ($2,500) grant to fund additional costs for tallying, publishing and mailing the survey results.

DBA TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL PROGRAM: $300,130
1986 grant ($60,880) toward endowment fund
1988 grant ($750) to establish Michael Steward Trophy
1988 grant ($7,000) toward National Competition held in Dallas
1993 grant ($18,500) and 1994 ($18,000) toward 1993-1994 operating expenses of program
1998 grant ($12,000) to host 19th Annual Awards Luncheon for state mock trial competition
2001 grant ($12,000) to host 2002 awards luncheon and student recognition
2003 grant ($15,000) for the awards luncheon, program and recognition for the 24 participating teams.
2004 grant $24,000 to host the 2004 awards luncheon and team recognition
2005 annual grant of $12,000
2006 annual grant of $12,000
2007 annual grant of $12,000
2008 annual grant of $12,000
2009 annual grant of $12,000
2010 annual grant of $12,000
2011 annual grant of $12,000
2012 annual grant of $12,000
2013 annual grant of $12,000
2014 annual grant of $12,000
2015 annual grant of $12,000

DBA SENIOR LAWYERS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: $25,838
2005 grant ($4,300) to fund the recording and videotaping of oral histories of prominent Dallas attorneys
2007 grant ($3,118) to fund the recording and videotaping of oral histories of prominent Dallas attorneys
2008 grant ($7,500) to fund the recording and videotaping of oral histories of prominent Dallas attorneys
2009 grant ($5,000) to fund the recording and videotaping of oral histories of prominent Dallas attorneys
2010 grant ($1,920) to fund the recording and videotaping of oral histories of prominent Dallas attorneys
2014 grant ($4,000) to fund the recording and videotaping of oral histories of prominent Dallas attorneys

DBA SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM: $48,069
1997 grant to introduce high school students to the legal profession
1998 grant ($3,225) to sponsor summer interns at area law firms and corporate legal departments.
1999 grant ($3,050) to sponsor summer interns at area law firms and corporate legal departments
2000 grant ($3,000) to sponsor the 2001 summer interns at area law firms and corporate legal departments
2001 grant ($2,900) to sponsor the 2002 summer interns at area law firms and corporate legal departments
2002 grant ($4,000) to sponsor the 2003 Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) and 10th anniversary celebration
2004 grant ($2,544) to sponsor the 2004 Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP).
2005 grant ($4,000) to sponsor the 2005 Summer Law Intern Program
2006 grant ($4,200) to sponsor the 2006 Summer Law Intern Program
2007 grant ($4,000) to sponsor the 2007 Summer Law Intern Program
2008 grant ($3,250) to sponsor the 2008 Summer Law Intern Program
2009 grant ($2,000) to sponsor the 2009 Summer Law Intern Program
2010 grant ($1,500) to sponsor the 2010 Summer Law Intern Program
2011 grant ($2,600) to sponsor the 2011 Summer Law Intern Program
2012 grant ($2,600) to sponsor the 2012 Summer Law Intern Program
2013 grant ($2,600) to sponsor the 2013 Summer Law Intern Program
2013 grant ($2,600) to sponsor the 2014 Summer Law Intern Program

DBA SURVEY OF MEMBERSHIP: $10,000
1988 grant for research related to planning educational programs

DBA TRANSITION TO LAW PROGRAM: $18,050
2007 grant ($5,800) to support a structured mentorship program for new attorneys as they transition to the workplace
2009 grant ($5,000) to support a structured mentorship program for new attorneys as they transition to the workplace
2012 grant ($2,250) to support a structured mentorship program for new attorneys as they transition to the workplace
2013 grant ($1,000) to support a structured mentorship program for new attorneys as they transition to the workplace
2014 grant ($1,000) to support a structured mentorship program for new attorneys as they transition to the workplace
2015 grant ($3,000) to support a structured mentorship program for new attorneys as they transition to the workplace

DBA VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY PROGRAM: $20,650
2010 grant ($3,000) Family Law Video project - videotaping of Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLE program
2011 grant ($3,000) Family Law Video project - videotaping of Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLE program
2011 grant ($5,000) Pro Se Family Law Brochure - to educate Pro Se litigants about the basics of family law when they do not have access to legal representation
2011 grant ($1,000) Recruitment brochures - printing of brochures to recruit volunteer attorneys
2012 grant ($2,800) Family Law Video project - videotaping of Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLE program
2012 grant ($ 700) Recruitment brochures - printing of brochures to recruit volunteer attorneys
2013 grant ($ 700) Recruitment brochures - printing of brochures to recruit volunteer attornets
2013 grant ($2,750) Family Law Video - Nuts & Bolts -used for CLE and to recruit volunteer attorneys who attend
2014 grant ($1,750) DVAP attorney attending the annual Pro Bono Institute's Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

DBA VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY PROJECT: $186,610
1992 grant ($50,000); 1993 grant ($40,000); 1994 grant ($35,000) and 1995 grant ($43,610) all toward operating expenses 1996 grant ($13,000) to produce two videos and a brochure for fundraising and recruiting volunteers
1996 grant ($5,000) toward facilitator and other costs of seminar to determine if legal needs of poor are being met.

DBA VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY PROGRAM/LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTH TEXAS: Campaign for Equal Access: $42,500
1997 grant to sponsor a joint fundraising project celebrating the 125th anniversary of the DBA
1998 grant ($22,500) to fund three direct mailings to raise money for the DVAP program.

DBA WOMEN IN LAW SYMPOSIUM: $10,000
2007 grant to fund a half day seminar for female attorneys focusing on work-life balance issues and strategies

DBA/DBF YEAR IN REVIEW (ANNUAL REPORT): $11,000
1991 grant ($5,000), 1992 grant ($2,000); 1993 grant ($2,000); and 1994 grant ($2,000) toward publication costs


Grants to Other Bar-Related Projects
Total Awarded: $231,736


AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION MINORITY CONFERENCE: $5,000
1987 grant to assist the ABA Commission for Minorities

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Fund for Justice and Education: $7,500
1998 grant ($5,000) to sponsor a mock trial “Trial by Jury” at the 1998 State Fair of Texas
1999 grant ($2,500) to fund the “Trial by Jury” at the 1999 State Fair of Texas.

AMERICAN INDIAN LAW PROJECT: $10,000

1992 grant for training workshops for volunteer attorneys regarding specific American Indian legal issues

AMERICAN JUDICATURE SOCIETY: $1,400
1990 grant to support empirical research on Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

BAR NONE PRODUCTION COMPANY: $35,000
2000 grant to produce a CD of Bar None’s Greatest Hits to raise revenue for the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarship
Fund.
2005 grant ($20,000) to celebrate to celebrate Bar None’s 20th Anniversary

BIOGRAPHY OF JUDGE SARAH T. HUGHES: $12,500
2000 grant ($2,500) to fund the writing, editing and publishing of a biography on Judge Hughes by noted historian, Dr. Darwin Payne. This is a joint project with the DBF Fellows to be funded over three years.

BIOGRAPHY OF L.A. BEDFORD, JR. AND OTHER AFRICAN AMERICAN DALLAS LAWYERS: $30,000
2005 grant ($10,000) when contract signed
2006 grant ($10,000)
2009 grant ($10,000) when book was published

DAYL FOUNDATION: $21,061
1989 grant ($1,600) for DAYL seminar for education for Handicapped Children's Act
1990 grant to print "Rights of Witness" brochure
1994 grant ($1,000) toward publicity for the "Peoples' Law School"
1995 grant ($1,000) toward publicity of People's Law School
1996 grant ($5,000) to publish "Elder Law Handbook" in English and Spanish
1997 grant ($6,590) to sponsor a leadership training program for 30 attorneys representing minority groups
2000 grant ($1,871) to sponsor a seminar for minority young lawyers, “Marketing Into the New Millennium”.
2002 grant ($3,000) to upgrade website
2003 grant ($1,000) to fund marketing and printed materials for seminar on flex-time opportunities for lawyers.

DAYL GENERATION GENEROSITY PROGRAM: $4,000
2012 grant to support the initiative to recruit volunteers and promote the good works of young lawyers

DAYL TEEN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: $1,000
2012 grant to support the Teen Leadership Academy of DAYL for DISD students

DALLAS LAWYERS AUXILIARY: $26,275
1997 grant ($3,000) to print booklet: "Now You Are 18"
1998 grant ($3,000) to print “Now You Are 18” to be delivered to Dallas County high school seniors
1999 grant ($3,000) to fund printing of booklet.
2000 grant ($3,000) “Now You are 18”
2001 grant ($4,000) “Now You Are 18”
2002 grant ($4,275) “Now You Are 18”
2003 grant ($3,000) “Now You Are 18”
2004 grant ($3,000) “Now You Are 18”
2005 grant ($1,100) for the video production celebrating their 80th anniversary

DEEDS NOT WORDS: $7,000
2007 grant to publish book about professionalism written by Justice Douglas Lang, which includes vignettes about local attorneys’ personal experiences and learning

FINEST KIND: $8,500
1992 grant to publish anecdotal book by Jack Hauer about law practice in Dallas

HISTORY OF THE DALLAS BAR: $13,750
1996 grant toward the publication of a book about the history of the bar in Dallas County. This grant was matched by a
$12,500 grant from the Fellows of the Dallas Bar Foundation and 1998 grant ($1,250) to contract for the final proofing and editing of Darwin Payne’s book As Old As Dallas Itself. This grant was matched by a $1,250 grant from the Fellows
of the Dallas Bar Foundation: 1999 ($5,000) final payment upon publication of the book.

J.L. TURNER LEGAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION: $11,500
1997 grant to fund HOPWOOD V. STATE OF TEXAS seminar
2001 grant to fund a tribute to L.A. Bedford, Jr. in celebration of 50 years of African American legal history in Dallas
2001 grant to fund CLE seminar during National Bar Association’s Conference in Dallas.

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW/ASIAN BAR ASSOCIATION: $1,000
1994 and 1995 grants ($500 each) toward "Career Night" for Asian law students and Asian attorneys

GENDER BIAS TASK FORCE OF TEXAS: $6,000
1991 grant toward research of study to insure that all participants in the judicial process are treated equally

NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE COURTS: $10,000
1990 grant toward the study of the operation and administration of the Court of Appeals in Dallas

NATIONAL CENTER ON INSTITUTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES: $10,000
1985 grant ($5,000) toward program providing creative sentencing alternatives to imprisonment in Texas, and 1987 grant ($5,000) toward the same program

NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE: $2,500
1991 grant toward costs of Texas appellate judiciary seminar

STATE BAR OF TEXAS: $3,750
1989 grant toward videotape outlining the guidelines of standards of conduct and professionalism in the practice of law

TEXAS CENTER FOR LEGAL ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM: $4,000
2000 grant to upgrade their website


Fellows Grants
Total Awarded: $222,000


BIOGRAPHY OF JUDGE SARAH T. HUGHES: $12,500
2000 joint funding of book project with DBF. To be written, edited and published by Darwin Payne, over three years.

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS: $10,000
1997 grant in honor of Judge Merrill Hartman to Creative Solutions, a joint project of Young Audiences of Greater Dallas and the Dallas County Juvenile Department toward alternative educational programs benefiting youth involved in the Dallas County juvenile justice system.

HISTORY OF THE DALLAS BAR: $17,500
1996 grant toward the publication of a book about the history of the bar in Dallas County. This grant was matched by a $12,500 grant from the Dallas Bar Foundation and a 1998 grant ($1,250) to fund the final proofing and editing of Darwin Payne’s book As Old As Dallas Itself. This is a matching grant to the DBF grant of $1,250 for editing and proofing.
1999 ($5,000) for final payment due upon publication of book in June.

LAW MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL, DISD: $20,000
1999 ($4,085) grant for two pre-law students to attend summer debate institutes on an annual basis to enhance their public speaking and verbal skills.
2000 ($5,175)
2001 ($3,925)
2002 ($3,500)
2003 ($3,315)

LAWYERS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: $10,000
1997 grant in honor of Louise Raggio to purchase two lap top computers and printers for LADV attorneys to use in the shelters to draft appropriate pleadings. Remaining funds will be used for litigation expenses.

LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTH TEXAS : $20,000
2002 grant in honor of Jim Coleman for pro bono services to the underprivileged and underrepresented in Dallas county.

PAUL QUINN COLLEGE: $20,000
1998 ($4,120) grant in honor of L.A. Bedford, Jr. to fund Bedford Scholarships annually at Paul Quinn College for pre-law minority students to participate in the Princeton Review LSAT prep class.
2003 ($7,500)
2004 ($8,250)

SARAH T. HUGHES DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AT SMU DEDMAN SCHOOOL OF LAW: $10,000*
2003 grant in honor of Judge Jerry Buchmeyer
2008 grant in honor of George Bramblett
2009 grant in honor of John Estes
2010 grant in honor of Justice Douglas Lang
* These are included in the Sarah T. Hughes Scholarships total

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW: $22,000
1995 grant in honor of Judge Barefoot Sanders toward the SMU Law School tuition loan forgiveness program for students entering public service
1996 grant toward expenses of law-related program in which law school students teach a civics course about the American legal system in Dallas Public Schools
2006 grant ($10,000) in honor of H. Ron White to fund a symposium on Race & Ethnicity: Challenges and Solutions.

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Adelfa Botello Callejo Leadership and Latino Studies Institute: $10,000
2004 grant for Callejo Fellow Scholarships awarded to law student in the Latino Studies Institute.

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION: $30,000
2000 grant ($20,000) in honor of John L. (Jack) Hauer to fund the John L. (Jack) Hauer Texas High School Mock Trial Scholarship to be awarded yearly 2001-2003. The Akin Gump matching gift ($20,000) will fund the scholarship 2004-06.
2007 grant ($10,000) in honor of Robert Jordan

UNITED WAY OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS – WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL: $20,000 with matching gift from Locke, Liddell & Sapp LLP.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW: $20,000 Judge Jerry Buchmeyer Endowed Presidential Scholarship
2003 grant in honor of Judge Jerry Buchmeyer

THE WOMEN’S ADVOCACY CENTER – LEGAL AID OF NORTHWEST TEXAS $10,000
2005 grant for advocacy on complex legal issues affecting women & their children in poverty; especially civil legal aid for victims of domestic violence.


Pillars of the Community Grants
2000 – 2005
Total Awarded: $9,500


In honor of John Howie: $9,500
2004 grant ($4,500) Texas Young Lawyers (TYLA) Ten Minute Mentor Project
2005 grant ($5,000) 2007 National High School Mock Trial Competition hosted by DBA

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