Brown at 60
President Rosier reflects on Brown today on the 60th Anniversary of the landmark decision that changed the character of our nation. There is still work we have left to do to defend old and secure new Civil Rights Victories in education, jobs & the economy and at the polls. Read full statement here.
Crump Law Camp Gets it Right
Law schools and the legal profession have long recognized the importance of boosting diversity within their ranks and lately have been turning to so-called pipeline programs to identify and inspire potential minority law students. In a special report, NLJ features three highly effective programs that target students at different stops along the pipeline: high school, college and law school. Crump Law Camp gets it right. Read full piece here.
ABA under fire for underrating women, minorities
President Rosier spoke with MSNBC about a recent study in the Journal of Law and Courts that finds minority and women candidates for the federal judiciary receive lower ABA ratings than similarly qualified white candidates. The study was done by Professor Maya Sen of the University of Rochester. Read the MSNBC piece here.
National Bar Association and NAACP join forces on Voting Rights
The NAACP, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, National Urban League, League of Women Voters, National Bar Association, Mi Familia Vota and a number of other groups hosted the National Commission on Voting Rights Nevada/Utah statewide hearing on voting rights this past Saturday in Las Vegas, NV. View clips here.
‘Stand Your Ground’ a bad law
National Bar Association President mentioned in this News Sun piece on controversial Stand Your Ground laws. Read more here.
Evett Simmons appointed to two Florida Bar Committees
Life Member Evett Simmons, a shareholder at Greenspoon Marder’sPort St. Lucie office in the Wills, Trusts & Estates department, has been appointed to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of The Florida Bar.
The Committee strives to promote diversity within Florida’s legal profession and is devoted to making leadership roles readily accessible to minorities, women, those that are physically or mentally challenged and individuals of the LGBT community. Congratulations!
89th Annual Convention At-A-Glance Check out options on preparing for this year’s conference by the following:
Be sure to purchase your a la carte tickets for the National Bar’s All White Affair, Monday, July 28th for your friends and family. The Bar will honor the late Maynard Jackson, Phaedra Parks, Kaseem Reed, with a special performance by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Get your tickets here.
Call for Nominations
The National Bar Association Nomination Committee is now accepting applications for the following: