Mission Statement

The general purposes of the Section, as set forth in its Bylaws, are to further the objectives of the Delaware State Bar Association (the “DSBA”), further the interests of attorneys, judges and members of the community of diverse ethnic backgrounds, foster communication and understanding among diverse groups within both the legal and greater community, encourage the public service rendered by its Members and promote the professional development and interests of its Members.

Officers (2013-2014)

Tanisha Lynette Merced

Executive Vice-Chair
Tabatha L. Castro

Vice-Chair Legislative Affairs
Natasha M. Songonuga

Vice-Chair Community Relations
Patricia A. Winston

Vice-Chair Public Relations
Tamika A. Crawl-Bey

Vice-Chair of Special Events
Monica A. Horton

Vice-Chair of Legal Development
Danielle S. Blount

Kiadii Harmon

Aman K. Sharma

Advisory Board:
Brenda James-Roberts
Monté Squire

Schedule of Events & Meetings

  • Joint Happy Hour with the Young Lawyers Section – Tentatively January 11, 2012
  • General Body Breakfast Meeting – January 27, 2012
  • Wills for Seniors CLE – January 2012
  • Career Day Program – April 2012
  • Haile Alford Memorial Breakfast – Tentatively May 2, 2012
  • End of the Year Networking Event – June 2012

Current Projects & Activities

MJL actively participates and engages in numerous community based initiatives seeking to serve as a link between minority constituents and the lawmakers who serve them. MJL’s current projects and activities include:

Supplemental Bar Review Program
Delaware Minority Job Fair
Project S.A.F.E.
Mentoring Initiative
Publications Initiative
MJL Luncheon Lecture Series

Completed Projects & Past Events

“The Road to the Judiciary”
Portrait of Judge Haile Alford

New York Law School Forum
2005 Kick-Off Reception

Press Releases

Judge Haile L. Alford Memorial Breakfast – May 17, 2006
Introduction of Officers
MJL Kick-Off
New York Law School Forum


MJL welcomes new members. If you would like to join the MJL Section, please contact Janice Myrick (658-5279 x103) at the DSBA Office.