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A Message from the 2023 DHBA President, Carla Green

DHBA Familia,

We are officially off to a new year and I am truly honored to be serving as President of the DHBA in 2023!

I want to start by saying that I know I have some big shoes to fill following Elsa Manzanares, our 2022 fearless, hard-working President. Elsa’s dedication to the DHBA has been an inspiration and I hope to carry on and grow the already wonderful momentum, initiatives, and support Elsa was able to garner for the DHBA this past year. I am thankful Elsa will continue to serve on our Board as Immediate-Past President and we look forward to working with her. I also want to acknowledge and give many thanks to some of our outgoing Board members that have given their service and (for some) several years of their time—many thanks to Jake Torres, Tyrone Valdivia, Fabiola Segovia, and Javier Perez. I want our members to know that the DHBA would not be the organization that it is without you. Without your support, your time, and yes, even your donations—the DHBA would not be able to accomplish the wonderful work that it does. We are grateful for each of you and encourage you to participate, become involved, and socialize with your familia. The DHBA is only growing, getting stronger—we’re excited that we’ve seen substantial increases in our membership numbers, we’ve raised record-setting donations for our incredible initiatives, including for the DHBA’s pipeline initiative, the Dallas Latina Leadership Program, and our Judicial Externship Program.

Throughout my years of service on the DHBA Board, I’ve had the honor of meeting and having long discussions with our DHBA members. In those discussions, I often hear about how the DHBA has impacted our members, many times in different ways. For some, the DHBA has been an organization that has introduced them to other attorneys with similar backgrounds that have resulted in long-lasting, inspiring friendships/mentorships. For others, the DHBA is an organization that has rallied behind causes and initiatives that inspired our members to participate and become more involved in our Dallas-Hispanic community.

For me, the DHBA has always felt like home, like family. My first introduction to the DHBA was in law school when I attended Texas A&M University of Law. I was a single mother, juggling raising an 8-year-old son, trying to get through my law school courses, and keeping up a comfortable household for the both of us. Scholarships were game-changers. The DHBA awarded me one of my first scholarships in law school—and to this day—I remember how excited I was to receive those funds. It was a relief. I needed and the DHBA responded. That’s familia. After graduating and moving to Dallas, the DHBA became an organization of support and comfort. I’ve met so many life-long friends/colleagues through this organization that I consider familia.

It is truly inspirational to hear (and experience) how the DHBA has impacted our members’ law practice and lives. We want to continue to do so. So, join us! Come celebrate with us! We are excited about this upcoming year and look forward to working with our members to reach our goals and continue our mission.

Carla Green 

2023 DHBA President

Dallas Hispanic Bar Association Congratulates Hon. Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:00 PM | Matthew Phillips


For Immediate release March 16, 2016


Contact: Rocío Cristina García, President - 214.979.2910 - RGarcia@Hunton.com

Dallas Hispanic Bar Association Congratulates Hon. Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez on her Nomination for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Dallas, Texas. The Dallas Hispanic Bar Association congratulates the Honorable Judge Irma Ramirez on her nomination by President Obama for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Judge Ramirez has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas since 2002. Beyond her legal acumen and judicial experience, Judge Ramirez’s public service record demonstrates her commitment to ensuring equal access to justice for all individuals, including the Hispanic community. In 2013, the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association presented Judge Ramirez with the La Luz Award, the organization’s highest honor. Before she was appointed to the court, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, where she worked in the Civil Division from 1995 to 1999 and in the Criminal Division from 1999 to 2002. She began her legal career working as an associate for Locke Lord LLP from 1991 to 1995. Judge Ramirez received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1991.

The DHBA’s mission is to promote the social, economic, educational, and civic advancement of the DFW Metroplex Hispanic community by making the legal system more accessible and responsive to its needs.

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