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 (2014-2015)

Chair
Tabatha L. Castro

Executive Vice-Chair
Tamika A. Crawl-Bey

Vice-Chair Legislative Affairs
Kiadii Harmon

Vice-Chair Community Relations
Vacant

Vice-Chair Public Relations
Aman K. Sharma

Vice-Chair of Special Events
Natasha M. Songonuga

Vice-Chair of Legal Development
Danielle S. Blount

Aide-de-Camp
Vacant

Secretary
Aysha L. Gregory

Advisory Board:
Brenda James-Roberts
Monté Squire

Schedule of Events & Meetings

  • November 21, 2014 – MJL General Body Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via teleconference
  • December 18, 2014 – Networking Mixer with The Delaware Barristers Association, The Delaware Hispanic Bar Association, & The South Asian Bar Association of Delaware
    Location: World Café Live
    Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Click here for more details
  • January 30, 2015 – MJL General Body Meeting, 12:00 p.m.
    Location: DSBA building,
    Guest Speaker- Cynthia Primo Martin
    Lunch will be provided
  • February 27, 2015 – MJL General Body Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via teleconference
  • March 27, 2015 – MJL General Body Meeting, 12pm
    Location: DSBA building
    Guest speaker to be announced
  • April 24, 2015 – MJL ANNUAL MEETING, 12:00 p.m.
    Location: DSBA building
    Meeting to elect new board members
  • May 22, 2015 – MJL General Body Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via teleconference
  • June 26, 2015 – End of the year gathering at 6:00 p.m. (place TBD)

Current Projects & Activities

  • The Supplemental Bar Review Course will not be offered in 2015. Information regarding the 2016 course will be posted as it becomes available.
  • On May 21, 2015, the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section (“MJL Section”) of the Delaware State Bar Association will hold its annual Judge Haile L. Alford Memorial Breakfast. The event is held in honor of Haile L. Alford, the first African-American female judge in the State of Delaware. Judge Alford was appointed by Governor Mike Castle in 1992 and served on the bench until her untimely death in 2003 at the age of 54.
    During the Alford Memorial Breakfast, the MJL Section intends to grant the 2015 Alford Excellence Award, a $3,000 scholarship, to at least three future attorneys who will sit for the July 2015 Delaware Bar Examination.
    2015 Alford Excellence Award and Application Instructions
    2015 Alford Excellence Award Application

Completed Projects & Past Events

  • The Judge Haile L. Alford Memorial Breakfast was successfully held on May 15, 2014
  • October 24, 2014- The Path to the Judiciary (Click here to view)
  • October 30, 2014- General Body Meeting followed by the Annual Bar Toast. The Bar Toast was held to celebrate the hard work of the individuals who participated in the MJL Supplemental Bar Review Course and passed the Delaware bar and to thank the mentors, graders and everyone who contributed their time to making the review course a success.

Events

(Updates Forthcoming)

Membership

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