To recognize an attorney in Dallas who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to mentoring young lawyers in his or her legal community.

To be eligible for the DAYL Outstanding Mentor Award, the nominee must:

  • must be licensed to practice law in Texas,
  • have paid membership dues prescribed by the Supreme Court of Texas, and
  • be a member in good standing of the State Bar.

The DAYL Awards Committee will consider all outstanding qualities of a nominee including, but not limited to:

  • service as a role model to young lawyers in his or her community,
  • the fostering the development of young lawyers, and
  • significant contributions to the profession and/or the community.

Lawyers of any age, who also meet the above criteria, are eligible to receive this award.

Nominations must be received no later than 11:59pm, Friday, March 8, 2024.  Submit the entry form and any supporting materials to Cherie Harris. If you have any questions about the nomination form or process, please contact DAYL President-Elect BB Sanford.

The recipient of the DAYL Outstanding Mentor Award will be submitted to the Texas Young Lawyers Association for consideration for the statewide Outstanding Mentor Award.

A nomination form can be found here.

Below are the past recipients of the DAYL Outstanding Mentor Award.

2023 Bill Richmond
2022 Stacey Cho Hernandez
2021 Judge Amber Givens
2020 Penny Reid
2019 Dena DeNooyer Stroh
2018 Kate Morris
2017 Meyling “Mey” Ly Ortiz
2016 Tricia DeLeon
2015 Judge D. Michael Lynn
*2014 Michael K. Hurst
*2013 Judge Harlin D. “Cooter” Hale
*2012 Judge Martin Hoffman
*2011 Christina Melton Crain
*2010 Judge Tonya Parker
2009 Judge Irma Ramirez
2008 Justice Douglas S. Lang
2007 Judge Sam A. Lindsey

* Also Won Statewide Award.