Latrelle Bright Joy was elected to the Lubbock City Council, District 6, on May 12, 2012. Her district is located in north/northwest Lubbock.
Ms. Joy is a long-time resident of Lubbock, Texas, having moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University as a freshman. She earned her BS in education, her JD in 1982 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas that same year. She has three children, Gery, Anice and Craig and has six wonderful grandsons.
Ms. Joy has been board certified in family law since 1993 and has been a certified family law mediator since 1999.
Professional and Community Activities
Ms. Joy is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a fellow of the Texas Family Law Foundation. She is also a member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Texas Family Law Council, the Collaborative Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and is a member and Trustee of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. On a local level, Ms. Joy is a member of the Lubbock County Bar Association, the West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Collaborative Law Professionals of Lubbock County and is a Past President of the Collaborative Law Section of the Lubbock County Bar Association. Ms. Joy is a member of the Lubbock County Self-Represented Litigants Committee and served as a member of the State Bar of Texas Judicial Administration Task Force in 2007.
She serves as a volunteer at St. Johns Legal Clinic and at Northwest Texas Legal Services, has been an advisory committee member for the Garrison Society since 2007, was appointed as a member of the Homelessness Committee by the Lubbock City Council in 2011, and prior to her election to the Lubbock City Council for District 6 was a member of the United Way Homeless Oversight Committee and the Tax Increment Finance Board for the City of Lubbock. Ms. Joy is a long-time director of Lubbock Girls Basketball, a member of Broadway Church of Christ, sustaining member of the Junior League of Lubbock, and a board member and past vice-president of the Lubbock Rotary club.