DAYL is excited to announce Janet Landry Smith has been named the recipient of the DAYL Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for this year. Janet is in-house counsel at Southwest Airlines, and is Board Certified by the State Bar of Texas in labor and employment law. Janet’s bar service began as a law student where she served on the SMU Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Janet later served on the DAYL Board of Directors from 2015 – 2018, holding leadership roles in many of DAYL’s signature events, such as Bolton Ball and Freedom Run, and earning the Outstanding Director Award in 2017. Janet is the current President of the Dallas Asian American Bar Association, and during her decade of service to that organization she has served on nearly every major committee, including the Professional Development, Mentorship, and Awards Night committees, and has spearheaded several large events and projects. Janet also serves as a mentor to law students and is actively involved in initiatives supporting victims of anti-Asian hate crimes. It’s for these reasons and more that Janet Landry Smith is the 2023 DAYL Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recipient.

This award will be presented at the Dallas Bar Association’s annual Law Day Luncheon on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at noon, at the Arts District Mansion.