Elissa Wev, left, and Callie Butcher The Dallas Bar Association board OPTS to give the LGBT Bar a voting seat DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writertaffet@dallasvoice.com The Dallas Bar Association board of directors last week voted unanimously to elevate existing ex-officio board seats to voting director seats for both the president and president-elect of the Dallas LGBT Bar Association.
DBA’s full membership will vote on amending DBA’s bylaws on Nov. 4. Elissa Wev, an attorney and the secretary and vice president of membershjip for the Dallas LGBT Bar Association, said the final vote on Nov.
4 is just procedural and that she expects the president and president-elect to take their seats on the DBA board effective Jan.
1. This isn’t the first time the Dallas Bar Association has designated seats for local affinity bar associations. The J.L. Turner Legal Association, which is the Dallas association of Black attorneys, along with the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, the Dallas Asian American Bar Association, the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association all have voting seats on the DBA board.