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Thomas to Focus On Expansion in 2002

              by Sue Cady

 W       h   Nancy A. Thomas was a lit-
         te g i she would sit on e fa
         iter's lap, anid he would tell her
 that she conld do whatever she wanted (t d
 iterms of her care er. He told her sh e could
 be adoctor or a lawyer oi. if she chose, a
 homerkei. ' Th point wvas that she hatl op-
 tions. lba camne as a revelation to Nancy be-

cause at the time women were expected to
be homnermake rs. In fact, Nancy had thought
thlat she won d marry a cowboy and h ave
thr   hildren.
   'Tine person who influence d  tinh  ost
in my life is my father, Carl Dexter
Tliomas, and I am dedicating my ser vice as
President of the Dallas Bar Association to his
memory. My lather taught me the value of a
(dolla, he taught mue how important it is to
work hard, to be an honest person, to have
integrity, to love all people, and, most impor-

Raising Te Ba



D     alias law firms continue to provideoverwhtlining finanial
      Ssupport to expand the Belo Mansion. Mark A. Shank.
      Fundraising Chair and lInmmediate Past President of the
1Dalas Bar Association, has announced that Jackson Walker 1.1 P
is one of the most rec'ent finnas to pledge $250,000.
   'We are very appreciative of all the firms who have comer for-
ward with gifs to support this historic campaign, Shank said.
Because of these gifts, our plans to expand our headquarters will
soonl come to fruition.
   Partners a Jackson Walker agree their firm is simply doing its
part as responsible members of the Association.
   Th~is is a visionary orolect of value for many years to conme/

tautly, to blieVt in (God, Nancy said. My fa-
thier also had a wndrfIf sen se  humor, ant
he inpressed upon me tie iinpornaue of al-
    was itining a gods ss of      wimo  nd
be ing able to laughi at youirself. lie was a very
uique individu al, and m everything I am
bec aust he love d me'

          SEE JJ-IOMA, PAGE 12

           by Sue Cady

The Dallhas Bar Association has
      eltcted Kelly R. 1arrington
      as the Board of D)irector's 20)02
Stcretary-PTeasuirer. Six duirectors
wre rIcte(1 to two-year positions on
the Boa rd These inclute Christina
Melton Crain, Beverly Bell God-
bey, Paula J. Miller, Mark K.
Sales, Frank E. Stevenson, and Ike
Vanden Eykel Harrington and the
six newly leted directors begin their
terms on January 1.
   larrington has served two ,previ-
0u Iterms on the Board of Directors--
1994-195 as President of the Dallas
Association of Young Iwyers and
199- 2000 wien she was elected and
serv.ed in a director's position. Her
service to the I)BA has also included

serving as C-Chair and V'ce Cair of
the D)BA Itegllme C oimittee. In
199J , the DAYL named tarrington as
the OlutstandIing You inng Iawyter in I)al-
las. She strved as the istiict i Nomi-
nating Chuair for the F 'xas Bar F'oun-
datio  frtn 1999-2000. Licensed in
1984, larr'ington is a solo praictitio nrr
   IThis will be Crain's second term
on the Board of Dirtctors, having
seivrve in a tdirector's p osition Irom
2000t-20)01. In addition to serving on
the DBA Btoartd this year, slit will also
lead the I)AYL as its President. Li-
censed in 1992, Cramn Co-Chaired thle
2001 Bench Bar Conference, served
on the Texas Supreme Court Rules
Advisory Committee, and as Texas
Lieutenant Governor's Ex-Otffio Ap-
poi.te. in 1999. She was Prtesident of
the D)allas Women lawyers Associa-

tit in 2000 and rteceivedI the D)BAs Jo
An-a Morelantd Outstanding C hair
Award 'n 1999. She is a solto pra cti-
   Godbey flurst se rved on the Board
   SDirrectors in 1993 as I)AYL Presi
tiet. Sle has been electred to two pre-
vious tr iis as dirtector, srving from
1 9 2001. She C o Chaired the Bench
Bai Conference in 1997, the Entertain-
nent C oninitte e in 1991, aizd cur-
rently serves on th~e D)BA Comniunity
Strvice Fund Board of LDirectors. i-
censted in 1982, (odbey practices with
Gardere Wynne Sewell I.IY
   Miller has served three previous
terms on the Board of Director-s from
1 99t52001. She Chairetd the Juvenile
Justice Committee in t95-1996, tIe
        EE DBA, PAGE 12

M       ark A Shnk began his
        reign as Presidenut of the
        D alas Bar AsoI!ation just

like every othr torner prsidn titHe
gave his inaugulral atddress in Jant ary,
held a boart rtetreat in: Fe'bruary, and
bt gan attending the many events of
ti Association.
Hr foct msed his at-
Itentiofl on his
theme: Celebmwlt
Onr   Members.
But there was
somtething differ-
ent. somuething
thamt intensified in
the year 2001. Shank
something tat would take every hit of
Mar's energy, dedication, and time. It
was the kick-off of the Mansion Ex-

   2002 I. i  11ZI'a/

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Directors Elected to DBA Board
     Association Chooses Secretary-Treasurer; Six Directors


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