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Minority Participation Committee

Welcome to the Minority Participation Committee

The Minority Participation Committee encourages minority lawyers to practice in Dallas, to become members of the DBA, and to participate in DBA activities. The committee assists with programs that enhance the practice of law for minority lawyers and hosts minority clerkship luncheons and other programs to increase minority participation in the DBA.


The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at Noon. We meet in the Strasburger Room at the Belo Mansion (first floor).  For 2014, our meetings will held on the following dates:

January 16
February 20
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 19
July 17
September 18
October 16
November 20

2013 Programs & Events:

Experience Exchange Mentoring Dinner - Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 6:00PM, Belo Mansion
  • The dinner is an opportunity for minority law students and young lawyers to enjoy dinner and mentoring advice with experienced lawyers. The committee is looking to recruit about 20 mentors to serve and help publicize the program to their colleagues and contacts.
DBA Road to Executive Leadership Program - Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at Noon, Belo Mansion
  • This is a CLE with a panel discussion comprised of in-house lawyers who discuss tips on how to become an in-house attorney and continue up the chain of executive leadership.  The committee is searching for panelists and appreciates your help to publicize this great event.
Minority Clerkship Luncheon I - Friday, June 14th, 2013 at Noon, Belo Mansion
  • This is a panel discussion consisting of DBA and sister bar association leaders as well as successful, minority lawyers. Our goal is to encourage law clerks in Dallas during the summer to return here to live and practice law.
Minority Clerkship Luncheon II - Friday, July 12th, 2013 at Noon, Belo Mansion
  • See above for details, this event will be catered to those law clerks spending the second half of their summer in Dallas.  
DBA / SMU Law School Multicultural Student Orientation Luncheon - August 2013 - Date / Time TBD, SMU Law School
  • This luncheon will focus on promoting diversity at SMU and the Metroplex through the committee and DBA.  Date to be determined by SMU in conjunction with its orientation program for minority law students.  The luncheon will be held at SMU as the Belo will be closed in August for renovations.
Diversity Initiative: Pipeline Programs & the DBA Education Symposium - Fall 2013 - Date / Time TBD, Belo Mansion
  • This event is related to last year’s DBA Diversity Summit. The program will be held in conjunction with the DBA’s Education Symposium which focuses on improving public education for children in Dallas.  This Diversity Initiative subcommittee will focus on pipeline initiatives to encourage students to pursue legal careers and help them accomplish this goal.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Committee Contacts:

Co-Chair Victor Corpuz -
Co-Chair Camille Stearns Miller-
Vice Chair Rami Jabara -
Board Advisor A. Shonn Brown -
Staff Liaison Alicia E. Hernandez-
Page Administrator Rami Jabara -

Committee Admin-Webpage

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