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DLA February 2016 Meeting

Please join us for our February general body meeting which will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 6pm. Our guest speaker will be DLA’s co-founder and legal trailblazer Robert Burroughs for our special black history month meeting.

See you at the Decatur Art House this Wednesday!


Scholarship Alert !!!

 Attention all law students in the State of Georgia, the DLA is now accepting Scholarship Applications which will be awarded at our annual Scholarship Breakfast in May of this year. Applications can be submitted electronically. Applications are due by March 25, 2016 ! Please see the application below for further details.






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