Multicultural Judges & Lawyers (MJL) Section



Multicultural Judges & Lawyers Section 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.

Important Resources & Links

MJL’s Statement to the Delaware Bar regarding Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Resource Bulletin / August 2020 Resources and Events

MJL’s Statement in Support of the AAPI Community & Resources




Chair Katelin Morales, Esq.
Executive Vice-Chair Emily A. Bryant-Álvarez, Esq.
Vice-Chair, Legislative Affairs & Community Relations Mari Boyle
Vice-Chair, Public Relations Rochelle Libid Gumapac
Vice-Chair, Law School Outreach Joshua B. Brooks
Vice-Chair, Special Events Dorronda R. Bordley
Secretary Juan E. Martinez
Financial Secretary
Advisory Board The Honorable Aida Waserstein
Wilson A. Gualpa
Loren Holland, Esq
Alberto E. Chávez

Schedule of Events & Meetings


  • MJL Supplemental Bar Review Program: Sessions are held every Thursday from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM between May 16, 2024 to July 18, 2024 and from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 20, 2024 at Widener University Delaware Law School.  Registration opens May 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM (ET) and closes May 9, 2024 at 12:00 PM (ET) or when capacity is reached.  Due to generous sponsorships from the Delaware legal community, the MJL is excited to announce financial need-based scholarships for the 2024 Program. The scholarships are for those who are experiencing financial hardships and will cover the cost of the course fee ($150). To apply, please submit a statement (no more than 500 words) addressing the following:
    • Why you want to take the MJL Supplemental Bar Review Program;
    • How participating in the course will impact you;
    • Briefly share your financial hardships; and
    • Your commitment to the MJL Section.

    Please email all scholarship statements to by 5pm on April 26, 2024. Supporters of the MJL who wish to be volunteer graders, mentors, or lecturers should email Joshua B. Brooks, Esq. at

  • Click here for the 2024 SUPPLEMENTAL BAR PROGRAM PACKET. Program participants requiring accommodations for additional test time should contact Joshua Brooks upon completion of registration.  Note that accommodations can be provided during only the Saturday simulation session due to logistical constraints.
  • The Haile L. Alford Breakfast:
    The Alford Memorial Breakfast honors the life and legacy of Judge Haile L. Alford, the first African American woman appointed to serve on the Superior Court of Delaware. Judge Alford was an avid proponent of increased diversity in the Delaware Bar.

Save the Date!

Judge Haile L. Alford Memorial Breakfast
Thursday, May 9 | 8:30am

DuPont Country Club
1001 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Please RSVP using the Eventbrite link:

Sponsorship opportunities are available!
Please contact Dorronda Bordley at

Hosted by The Multicultural Judges & Lawyers Section
of the Delaware State Bar Association

Current Projects & Events

MJL Pipeline Initiative  – This year, the MJL is focused on increasing diversity in the bar. As many of you know, that initiative starts at the high school and elementary level.Accordingly, we have partnered with the Delaware Law Related Education Center (DELREC) to create opportunities for MJL members to go out into the community and speak to diverse students about the law and the profession.

Opportunities to volunteer include:

  • Argue Like a Lawyer workshops (1 hour- they learn to create arguments and back them up with evidence)
  • Read to young learners – we have a book about lawyers
  • Be on a panel of lawyers
  • Know Your Rights- for any of our criminal attorneys
  • Match your firm with a local school and start a long-term relationship with recurring annual events and experiences for students.

If you are interested in the above or would like to be put on DELREC’s volunteer list, please email Betsy Renzo, at, or check out their website at The MJL will regularly be sending out other opportunities to MJL Section Members regarding volunteer opportunities.

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. – Join us for a Happy Hour in Celebration of Black History Month
    Where: D and H Jamaican Restaurant, 748 E Chestnut Hill Road, Newark, DE 19713
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. – All DSBA Section Happy Hour
    The DSBA Sections have come together to host the first all DSBA Section Happy Hour!
    Where: Torbert Street Social, 305 Torbert St., Wilmington, DE 19801


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

MJL Member of the Month Series

Each month, the MJL highlights a member of the Section that is doing great things within the Section and/or the Delaware Legal Community. These members are highlighted to the Section via e-mail and to the greater legal community via the DSBA Bar Journal. If you’d like to be featured in this series or would like to nominate someone, please email Katelin Morales at

Past MJL Members of the Month

February 2024: Juan MartinezLEARN MORE