Karen D. McCloud

Karen D. McCloud Memorial Grant Application

The Dallas Women Lawyers Association Foundation is a non-profit organization established to support the mission and work of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association (“DWLA”) in its efforts to elevate the standing of women in the legal profession through charitable giving.

Through the Karen D. McCloud Memorial Grant, the DWLA Foundation seeks to provide resources to assist a solo or small firm woman lawyer with the development of her legal practice, through investing in continuing legal education, career coaching, or financial assistance in establishing or growing her practice. Please note the grant may not be used for firm operating expenses.

A grant in the amount of $1,500.00 will be awarded to a woman lawyer for the foregoing purposes who meets the following requirements:

  1. Solo practitioner or practices within a small law firm (10 or fewer employees); and
  2. Demonstrates leadership, mentorship, and/or service in the legal profession and community, most notably elevating the standing of women in the legal profession.

The recipient of the DWLA Foundation Karen D. McCloud Memorial Grant will be honored at the DWLA Annual Awards Reception.

If you align or a woman lawyer you know aligns with the goals of the DWLA Foundation and financial support for a specific need is required, we encourage you to submit an application for consideration.

The Karen D. McCloud Memorial Grant was established in memory of Karen D. McCloud, who served as President of the Dallas Woman Lawyers Association in 2004 and received DWLA’s Outstanding Lawyer/Small Firm Award in 2015. Karen will always be remembered for her leadership, service and dedication to the legal profession and community.


Karen D. McCloud Memorial Video