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Labor & Employment Law Section

Provides a forum for employment law practitioners to study employment law issues as well as to meet and mingle with other employment law attorneys. The Section holds monthly CLE meetings, an evening seminar dealing with a specific area of employment law, and organizes social events including a reception for judges.


Meeting Schedule:

The Section hosts monthly CLE luncheons at the Belo at noon on the third Monday of each month. 

Section News:

Mediation Volunteer Program:

The Employment Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association offers a mediation volunteer program to both state and federal courts. The program provides a volunteer attorney to “assist and advise” a pro se plaintiff and a volunteer mediator who donate their time for a “one-time” mediation. The program has been operating successfully for a number of years, and is in dire need of volunteer attorneys to “assist and advise” the pro se plaintiffs and of mediators to conduct the mediation sessions.

Will you please participate in our program? Participation means we will add you to our list and call you on a rotating basis. With enough volunteers, it is unlikely we would call more than once a year. You may decline if we call. If you accept, we provide information for a conflict check.

If you are willing to participate, please email Sandra K. Lauro at and please copy on the email Emily Thompson at Emily Thompson is a paralegal at Andrews & Kurth who has graciously helped administer this program since its inception. Please indicate whether you would like to volunteer as an attorney to represent a pro se plaintiff or as a mediator (volunteering as a mediator requires some mediation experience). Also, be sure to provide your contact information, including your office address, office telephone number and any other numbers where you can be reached.

An overview of the Mediation Volunteer Program is available on this site under Section Downloads. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your consideration!

Best Regards,

Sandra K. Lauro 

Section Officers:

Name: Amanda Reichek
Officer Position:  Chair
Firm: The Reichek Firm, PLLC
Firm Address: 4514 Cole Avenue, Suite 600
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: (214) 559-7191

Name: Michael Olvera
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Conduent Business Services, LLC
Firm Address: 2828 N. Haskell, Building 1, 9th Floor
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75204
Business Phone: (214) 841-6037

Name: John Crouch
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC
Firm Address: 3109 Carlisle
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75204
Business Phone: (214) 969-9099

Name: Simon Whiting
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Burford & Ryburn, LLP
Firm Address: 500 North Akard Street, Suite 3100
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 740-3100

Name: Alyson Brown
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Clouse Dunn LLP
Firm Address: 1201 Elm Street, Suite 5200
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75270
Business Phone: (214) 220-3888

Name: Karen McCloud
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: Karen McCloud, P.C.
Firm Address: 3102 Maple Avenue, Suite 400
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-651-6700

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Section Membership


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Labor & Employment Law Section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $30.00 membership fee to:
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  


Section Documents:

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