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 (2015-2016)

Chair

Tamika A. Crawl-Bey

Executive Vice-Chair

Natasha M. Songonuga

Vice-Chair Legislative Affairs and Community Relations

Kiadii Harmon

Vice-Chair Public Relations

Aysha L. Gregory

Vice-Chair of Law School Outreach

Danielle S. Blount

Secretary

Christofer C. Johnson

Advisory Board

The Honorable Joshua W. Martin, III
The Honorable Aida Waserstein
Tabatha L. Castro
Doneene Damon

Schedule of Events & Meetings

  • September 24, 2015, 6:00 p.m.– MJL Kick-Off Meeting
    Location: Domaine Hudson
  • October 17, 2015 – Beginner’s Golf Outing with The Delaware Barristers Association, The Delaware Hispanic Bar Association, & The South Asian Bar Association of DelawareLocation: Rock Manor Golf Club
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • November 4, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – New Admittee Networking Event
    Location: University & Whist Club
  • December 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – Holiday Networking Mixer/Toy Drive with The Delaware Barristers Association, The Delaware Hispanic Bar Association, & The South Asian Bar Association of Delaware
    Location: TBA
  • January 28, 2016, 5:30 p.m. – Event to Honor New Judicial Appointees with Women and the Law Section
    Location: Morris James, LLP, 500 Delaware Ave., Suite 1500, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • February 2, 2016, 12:30 p.m. – MJL General Body Meeting
    Location: DSBA Bar Center, 405 N. King Street, Suite 100, Wilmington, DE 19801
    Guest speaker to be announced
  • February 18, 2016, 5:30 p.m. —  Free Film & Discussion Forum: “Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP” with the Delaware State Human Relations Commission/Division of Human Relations
    Location:  Carvel State Office Building Auditorium, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE  19801
  • April 12, 2016, 12:30 p.m. – MJL ANNUAL MEETING
    Location: DSBA Bar Center, 405 N. King Street, Suite 100, Wilmington, DE 19801
    Meeting to elect new board members
  • May 2, 2016 – MJL Judge Alford Memorial Breakfast
    Location:  DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE  19803
  • June 11, 2016 – End of the year gathering with The Delaware Barristers Association, The Delaware Hispanic Bar Association, & The South Asian Bar Association of Delaware.
    Date and Location: To be announced

Current Projects & Activities

  • On May 2, 2016, 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 2016 Alford Excellence Award, a $3,000 scholarship, to at least three future attorneys who will sit for the July 2016 Delaware Bar Examination.  The Instructions and Application can be found here.

Completed Projects & Past Events

  • The Judge Haile L. Alford Memorial Breakfast was successfully held on May 21, 2015
  • 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

Please view all upcoming events on our Google calendar!
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=mjlrsvp%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

Membership

MJL welcomes new members. If you would like to join the MJL Section, please contact Janice Myrick, Director of Bar Services and Membership.