The DAYL Foundation is excited to host its annual Fellows Luncheon on Thursday, December 8, 2022, from Noon – 1:00pm at the Arts District Mansion.

We are excited to welcome Brittany K. Barnett as our keynote speaker. Brittany is a best-selling author, attorney, and entrepreneur who founded two nonprofits to carry out her life’s work: Girls Embracing Mothers, dedicated to empowering girls with mothers in prison, and the Buried Alive Project, which fights to free people buried alive under outdated federal drug laws.

During the Luncheon, the DAYL Foundation will also present its Award of Excellence to a Fellow of the Foundation, will recognize its new and Sustaining Fellows for 2022, and will recognize the law student recipients of the Alexander Wade Bolton Law Student Scholarship award.

The cost to attend in person is $35, and includes lunch. At table of 8 is $400 and includes sponsorship recognition at the event. Visit for registration. Payment and attendees’ names should be submitted by December 5.

Direct questions to Cherie Harris.


The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (“DAYL”) Foundation was chartered as a 501(c)(3) organization by the State of Texas in June 1988. Through its grants program, the DAYL Foundation provides funding for law-related matters to local non-profit organizations, and it also provides scholarships for law students who have demonstrated a passion for community service. To date, the DAYL Foundation has provided over $300,000  in grants and scholarships.

The Fellows of the DAYL Foundation program provides an opportunity for Dallas lawyers to give back financially to the community through their support of the DAYL Foundation. The Fellows program was created in 2002 with seventy-nine Founding Fellows. Currently, the Fellows are comprised of over 600 lawyers and judges.

The DAYL Foundation enables the DAYL to carry out some of its philanthropic endeavors, such as Freedom Run, the annual Wine Tasting benefiting the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, and many leadership class projects.