We’re excited to announce our continued partnership with the Dallas Bar Foundation! Thank you Dallas Bar Foundation for awarding Mosaic with a grant to aid our Multicultural Legal Program. As a result of this award, many limited English proficiency survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence will receive translation and interpretation services. Our clients face a multitude of barriers, including language and cultural differences; translation services is crucial to helping survivors become self-sufficient.
About the Dallas Bar Foundation
“Founded in 1971 as the charitable arm of the Dallas Bar Association, the Foundation’s first project was to purchase and restore the old Belo Mansion as the headquarters for the Dallas Bar Association and the Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has provided over $4.6 million in financial support for law related scholarships and education, charitable and legal aid for the poor, and historic preservation.
Funding for Foundation grants is generated through a check off from the Dallas Bar Association membership dues, contributions, interest on investments, and dues from the Fellows of the Foundation. The Fellows of the Foundation is a group organized in 1991 to support the mission of the Foundation and to raise revenue for grants. Election to be a Fellow is evidence of professional distinction and constitutes a professional honor. The Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows include hundreds of outstanding lawyers in Dallas committed to making our community a better place for all.
We are spreading the Foundation’s message and the profound effect of our grants in helping to change lives and enrich our Dallas community. Total grants are nearing $2.5 million and we encourage you to visit the grant section of our web site to explore this pivotal support for so many. In addition to the Hughes Scholarships, Foundation grants have included Collins Clerkships, six-week minority clerkships allowing law students to work with judges and government officials; L.A. Bedford, Jr. Scholarships, law school review courses to help enhance LSAT scores for aspiring minority law students; many Dallas Bar Association Programs and Initiatives designed to educate and mentor high school and law school students; and grants too numerous to describe here that have benefitted legal aid to the poor and other community projects.
The Foundation exists because of the extraordinary work and generosity of Dallas lawyers. I have had the honor and privilege of getting to know and working with amazing Foundation Heroes, including Collins Clerks and Hughes Scholars, and I thank all who have allowed me to share in their journeys. We ask that you help share our stories so the Foundation’s mission continues to shape a better Dallas for all. Suffice to say, it’s about the People.”-Mary Murphy, Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeals
Thank you Dallas Bar Foundation. We’re grateful for your support!