Featured DBA Member
Each month a 2013 Section or Committee Chair is selected as a featured member. This month we are pleased to feature:
Law Offices of Audrey Moorehead
Mentoring Committee Chair
Huston-Tillotson University; Dallas Baptist University—MBA
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Years Practicing: 6 years
How Have you Been Involved in the DBA?
I am very involved in the DBA and am currently the Chair of the Mentoring Committee. In addition, I have served the DBA in the following capacities: Criminal Justice Committee (Co-Chairman), Minority Participation Committee (Chairman), Judiciary Committee (Sub-Committee Co-Chairman), Courthouse Committee, Mentoring Committee (Co-Chairman, Chairman), Juvenile Justice Committee (Co-Chairman, Chairman) and Bar None Cast Member.
What Do You Like Most About the DBA?
I like being a member of the best metropolitan bar association in the nation. The DBA's commitment to serve and support the attorneys of Dallas is unparalleled.
What Drew You to Your Area of Practice?
I was a licensed social worker in management with the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas for 12 years. I knew that I wanted to continue to interface with people in times of crisis, confusion and catastrophe. I think “crisis,” “confusion” and “catastrophe” are synonymous with Probate, Family and Criminal Law.
Most Rewarding Moment in Your Practice?
My most rewarding moment was being invited to be a featured panelist for the Justice James A. Baker Guide to the Basics of Law Practice. The Texas Center for Legal Ethics provides this course, which qualifies for the Texas Supreme Court-mandated four hours of ethics/professional responsibility/participatory MCLE credit with the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department. It was an honor to be included among some of Texas' most influential lawyers and judges. This also allowed me to interact with hundreds of newly licensed attorneys. It is most rewarding to encourage these individuals at the beginning of their legal careers.
What Makes You most Proud of Being a Lawyer?
I am a member of profession that steps in when people are at their most vulnerable—whether it is their livelihood or their life on the line—we are there, making a difference. Who wouldn't be proud of that?