Community Outreach

Community Outreach

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

A visionary leader, Rhonda Hunter hears the concerns of her community and is adept at developing and executing initiatives to address the needs of the profession and the public.

A COMMUNITY SERVED

Judge Rhonda Hunter has a history of confronting obstacles and plowing them down. Her altruistic nature is demonstrated by the countless hours Rhonda has given to pro bono work. 

She pioneered a legal clinic in a downtown landmark, assisting low-income families. And, when hundreds were left homeless by Hurricane Katrina and relocated temporarily to North Texas, she personally manned a parking-lot grill to feed victims. 

EDUCATING THE YOUNG AND THE SEASONED

Judge Hunter spent thirty years teaching dance to children at the Mary Lois School of Dance. “Dance teaches discipline, perseverance, humility and grace and provides young people with an emotional and physical anchor that can benefit them as they grow into their adult life” says Judge Hunter.

An experienced dancer, choreographer and teacher, Judge Rhonda Hunter has been the choreographer of the “Bar None” musical variety show which has raised $2.1 million over the last 34 years. Benefitting the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Law Scholarship, Bar None proceeds have been used to fund three year scholarships for more than 60 law students at SMU’s Dedman School of Law, University of North Texas College of Law, and Texas A&M University School of Law,

Judge Hunter created a task force to study perceptions of justice in Dallas County courts. She taught audiences from New York to Texas about the historical significance of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, and spearheaded a committee that educated over 200,000 school children about the case. The State Bar of Texas awarded the Star of Merit and the American Bar Association awarded its Partnership Award for the Brown v. Board projects developed under Judge Rhonda Hunter’s direction.

WORKING ON COMMUNITY BOARDS

Judge Hunter has served on the boards of the Dallas County Youth Services, Child and Family Guidance Center, the North Texas Food Bank, the Dispute Mediation Service, Young Audiences of Greater Dallas, the ABA Commission on Youth at RIsk, the Diversity Center, the Supreme Court of Texas Children’s Commission Advisory Group, the Advisory Board of the Dallas County Permanency Court,and the ABA Advisory Committee on Lawyers Assistance Programs.

A PROGESSIVE INNOVATOR

A prolific organizer, Rhonda Hunter’s groundbreaking programs have won the ABA Partnership Award and the Star of Merit. Programs developed by Rhonda Hunter include:

MABDI

Business development training taught by business professionals

Structured Settlement

Seminars addressing representation of injured children

Task Force

Survey of lawyers, judges and court personnel on perceptions of justice in Dallas courts

Law Firm Project

Recruiting program to connect firms to law students not traditionally encountered during recruiting season

Language Camps

Program designed to increase reading level and motivation of children in the juvenile justice system

MAP

State Bar program connecting lawyers with speaking and writing opportunities

SERVING LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIAL BRANCHES

Prepared for the times ahead, Rhonda has served on two Sunset Review Committees of the State Bar of Texas. Serving other branches of government, she sat on the Supreme Court of Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals, the Pattern Jury Charge Committee, and the legislative subcommittee that wrote the Amicus Attorney legislation. Judge Hunter has participated in the Governor’s convening of stakeholders to deal with Issues Relating to School Shootings and Human Trafficking.

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