Dallas Bar Association

George Allen Attorney Lounge To Reopen Soon

Staff Report

Thanks to the Courthouse Committee and the Family Law Section, the Attorney’s Lounge at the George Allen Courthouse on the second floor will reopen soon—with a shiny new-and-improved look!

When then-chair, Chris Lake, proposed that the Family Law Section help the Courthouse Committee with the renovation of the lounge and make a $5,000 donation toward the project, the board voted its approval and Carl Roberts, Family Law Section Vice-Chair, took on the day-to-day tasks to move the renovation forward.

Due to the hard work of Mr. Roberts and Courthouse Committee Chair Michele Wong Krause, the newly renovated lounge is set to open mid-summer.

“It is our intent to bring it up to date with more functional furniture for ease of use and to make the Lounge more appealing to those attorneys who frequent the courthouse,” said Mr. Roberts. “The Lounge is an amenity for all lawyers who look for a place to go while at the courthouse. With the invaluable assistance of Lori Ann Bodino, we have coordinated with the County to get some cabinets built, a work counter has been installed and the space has been painted.”

In addition, he says they hope to have furniture in place shortly, including chairs for the counter work area and tables and chairs in the center area for meeting with other attorneys.

 “I am working with the county to get Wi-Fi for the Lounge and District Clerk Gary Fitzsimmons has said he would install an e-filing kiosk with computer and scanner in the Lounge as well, which should be a great asset with the new e-filing requirements,” added Mr. Roberts.

Thank you for all of your hard work on accomplishing this task!

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