Diversity In The Community
The Firm has a strong commitment to participating in and financially supporting community activities that benefit minorities and women. Our involvement includes the following:
Premier Sponsor of the "Hispanic National Bar Association and Dallas Hispanic Bar Association's unveiling of the new 'Journal of Law and Policy' " published by HNBA.
Corporate Sponsor of the "J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation's 56th Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Gala."
Counselor Sponsor of the Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program.
Bronze Sponsor of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association's 3rd Annual "Lighting the Path to Legal Education Gala Dinner."
Pro Bono Activities -
Cowles & Thompson's attorneys provide hundreds of hours of pro bono representation to minorities each year through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Project and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Ken Mighell, the firm's pro bono coordinator, was honored by DVAP with a 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award for his pro bono work over the past 25 years.
Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarship -
For more than fifteen years the firm has been a major contributor to and supporter of the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarships, which provide qualified minority law students with a full scholarship to SMU's Dedman School of Law.
Bar Activities -
We have sponsored the Dallas Bar Association's yearly Minority Clerkship Luncheon and we are a major supporter of Bar None, the DBA's annual talent production, which raises funds for the Hughes Scholarships.
Summer Intern Program - since 2000, the Firm has participated in the Dallas Independent School District's Summer Intern program. This program helps high school junior students gain self-esteem, self-confidence, and a sense of pride and professionalism that will carry them into college and beyond.
Cowles & Thompson supports (both financially and by allowing attorneys to contribute volunteer time during work hours) community causes specifically targeted to minority and disadvantaged individuals. These causes include Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation. Adopt-A-Family, Genesis Women's Shelter; Habitat for Humanity; Send-A-Kid-To-Camp, and the Stew Pot.