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Please join us for our April general body meeting which will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6pm. Our guest speaker will be Avarita Hanson, Executive Director of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. Attendees can receive a 1 hour Professionalism CLE credit for the cost of $20. The meeting will be sponsored by DeKalb Chief Magistrate Judge Berryl Anderson. Please see the attached flyer for more details. See you there!



President’s Greeting:


On behalf of the DeKalb Lawyers Association (DLA), it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. I am truly honored to serve as DLA’s 31st President. I am thankful for our visionary founders who saw a need and then moved boldly forward. At this critical moment in our history, we are committed this year to be even more active in our profession and community. As an Executive Board we will ensure to provide our membership and community quality information, programming and service.


As DLA prepares to celebrate our 30th year of service in February of 2015, we continue to look back in order to move forward. At the time of DLA’s inception in 1985, DeKalb County had only one full-time African American judge. Today, we proudly stand ready for history to be made when DeKalb County State Court Judge Eleanor Ross (past president Immediate Brian Ross) becomes the first ever African American woman appointed to the Federal Bench in Georgia.


In all that we do, we recognize that we stand on the shoulders of our past presidents who include United States Congressman Hank Johnson, Mayor Deborah Jackson of the City of Lithonia, District Attorney Robert James, Former District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming and over a dozen judges.


We invite you to support DLA by actively participating in our professional seminars, community service and school outreach programs. Thank you in advance for helping us “continue the legacy.”


In Struggle, Love, and Victory,

Mawuli Mel Davis, Esq.

President, DeKalb Lawyers Association (DLA)


Warmest Regards,

Mawuli Mel Davis Esq.



DeKalb Lawyers Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 2403

Decatur, GA 30031

Email: info@dekalblawyersassociation.org