Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am not licensed in Texas. Can I still join DAYL?
A: Yes, as long as you are a licensed attorney or a law student, you may join DAYL as an associate member.

Q: Will my law firm pay for membership in DAYL?
A: Yes, most law firms will pay for membership in DAYL. Check with your firm administration or the accounting department for your firm’s policy.

Q: I just turned 37 in March. Can I still attend DAYL’s events and activities?
A: Yes, DAYL welcomes participation from everyone. Anyone over the age of 36 is welcome to join DAYL as an associate member and is welcome to serve on committees and attend DAYL’s programs.

Q: I just changed law firms. How can I update my membership information with DAYL?
A: To update your membership information, please email Cherie Harris with your new information. She will update DAYL’s membership database.

Q: I am not a member of the Dallas Bar Association. Can I still join DAYL?
A: Yes, while we strongly encourage our members to join the DBA and other sister bar associations, you may join DAYL without being a member of those groups.

Q: Does the DAYL send email notices to its members?
A: Yes, if you are a dues-paying member and are not currently receiving email updates, please contact Cherie Harris to get your name on the distribution list.

Q: Does DAYL share its members email addresses with other people or group?
A: No, DAYL has a strict policy that it does not share its members email addresses with 3rd parties.

Q: How can I sponsor an event?
A: DAYL has many events that are eligible from sponsorship. Contact Cherie Harris for additional information.

Q: What is the difference in membership levels?
A: DAYL has several types of membership levels. To classify for a regular member, one must be licensed in the state of Texas and either 36 years or younger as of January 1st of the year for which membership is sought, or licensed 5 years or less. To classify for an associate member, one should either be (1) awaiting bar results; (2) over the age of 36; or (3) not licensed in Texas. Law students are eligible for membership. Membership in DAYL is not available to non-lawyers or non-law students.

If you have a question that is not covered in this section, please feel free to contact Cherie Harris.