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Bolton Ball 

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

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Bolton Ball 2023
November 4, 2023 | 7pm - Midnight
Venue to be announced soon! 
Room blocks will be available


Bolton Ball Beneficiary

Since being named the beneficiary of the DAYL Bolton Ball f/k/a Charity Ball, the DAYL Foundation has been able to give out a record amount of grants, both numerically and monetarily.  Since it became a granting body in 1999, the DAYL Foundation has given over $300,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations that support legal education, legal aid, and other law and justice-related causes. In past years, the DAYL Foundation has relied primarily on contributions from its Fellows to fund its charitable endeavors. 

For more information about the DAYL Foundation, please visit

List of Beneficiaries

Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet

Catholic Charities

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIL)

Creekview High School Dallas CASA

Friends of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy

Gift of Adoption

Housing Crisis Center

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc. Ignite

Mosaic Family Services

Texas Humane Network

YMCA of Metro Dallas

Young Women's Preparatory Network

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Namesake - Alex Bolton

On October 21, 2017, we tragically lost a dear friend, loved one, and unforgettable shooting star, Alexander “Alex” Wade Bolton. Alex was born in and grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, the youngest of a large family. After high school, he attended Baylor University and then received his J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he thrived as both a student and a leader. He practiced family law at the law firm of Duffee + Eitzen in Dallas. He was, and continues to be, loved by so many, including his partner, JR Gower.

Alex loved to be involved, and that enjoyment led him to be part of a number of outside groups, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Vivaldi Patron Circle, and the Dallas Masonic Lodge. However, it was his love of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers that he treasured most.

Alex began his involvement in the DAYL as a co-chair of the DAYL Law Student Assistance Committee.

In 2013, Alex was selected to be a member of the DAYL Leadership Class, and in 2014 he was elected by his peers to serve on the DAYL 2015 Board of Directors. Alex was elected in 2016 to serve as Secretary of the organization for 2017. Just three days before his passing, Alex was elected to serve as Treasurer of the DAYL, a position he would have held beginning on January 1, 2018, and presumably would have gone on to become DAYL President in 2021.

The DAYL Charity Ball Committee set out to find a way to honor Alex’s legacy to last a lifetime, and at the 2018 DAYL Charity Ball, they announced that from that day forward, the DAYL Charity Ball will be known as the DAYL Bolton Ball!

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