September 18, 2014 Noon – 1pm Know Your Rights Because It Can Save You Life Forum
North Carolina Central University
September 18, 2014 3 pm – 5 pm Know Your Rights Because It Can Save You Life Forum
New Salem Baptist Church
September 24-27, 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Annual Legislative Conference Washington, DC
September 25, 2014 Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II’s Brain Trust
From Separate But Equal to Separate But Unequal:
Charter vs. Public System Washington, DCSeptember 26, 2014 Region II Regional Conference
New York, NY Learn More
October 11, 2014 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.Meet/Match Procurement Event for Small Busing
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
1905 Florida St.
October 10, 2014 25th Anniversary Wiley Branton Symposium
St. John’s University School of Law Queens, NY Register Today! October 17 , 2014 25th Anniversary Wiley Branton Symposium
Western State College of Law Fullerton, CA Register Today!
October 28-30, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel New Orleans, LA
October 30-31, 2014 25th Anniversary Wiley Branton Symposium
Southern University Law Center Baton Rouge, LA
November 7, 2014 25th Anniversary Wiley Branton Symposium
University of Arkansas School of Law Fayetteville, AR
January 2015 Judicial Council Division Mid-Winter Conference TBD
February 26 -28, 2015 Commercial Law Section Corporate Counsel Conference Naples, FL
March 26, 2015 Mid-Year Conference & Gertrude E. Rush Dinner
Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel St. Louis, MO
April 21 – 23, 2015 National Bar Association Day on the Hill Washington, DC
July 18, 2015 Pre-Convention: 90th Annual Convention & Exhibits
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites Los Angeles, CA Register
July 19-23, 2015
90th Annual Convention & Exhibits
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites Los Angeles, CA Register
September 27, 2014 Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter
1st Quarterly Meeting
111 North Magnolia Ave. Orlando, FL 32801
November 1, 2014 Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter
2nd Quarterly Meeting
In conjunction with the Annual
Minority Mentoring Picnic Hialeah
March 2015 Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter
3rd Quarterly Meeting
In conjunction with Lobby Days and the
Legislative Black Caucus’ week Tallahassee
June 27, 2015 Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter
4th Quarterly Meeting
In conjunction with the Annual Florida Bar Conference Boca Raton
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National Bar Association Takes Action During Recent Police Misconduct Cases Across the U.S.
National Bar Association Files Open Records Requests to 25 Cities Throughout America
This month, the National Bar Association filed open records requests in 25 cities in an effort to end nationwide police misconduct and brutality cases that result in the deaths of unarmed individuals. Read more…
Interested In Joining The Fight?
If a National Bar Association’s Section, Division, Region, Affiliate Chapter or member is interested in joining the Association’s fight against police brutality, please email Terry Wiley, Chair of the NBA’s Criminal Law Section at or Daryl Washington by email. Below are some of the ways you can join us:
If you, your Region or Affiliate Chapter is located in a National Bar Association’s Top 25 State or Top 25 City, you may partner with the National Bar Association and file Open Records Request. Help organize and plan all events, attend meetings in your area and if necessary file a lawsuit to obtain requested data.
Host a National Bar Association’s Police Misconduct Educational Day.
Report incidents of Police Misconduct to the National Bar Association by clicking here.
Sign the National Bar Association’s online petition to have the United States Justice Department to over certain investigations of police misconduct. Click here to sign the petition today!
Help cover cost associated with Open Records Request by donating today! Click here to donate.
Members Celebrate Constitution Day Nationwide
(Photo Above) On September 17, 2014, The Greater Washington Area Chapter and the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division participated in Constitution Law Day with students.
National Bar Association members in over 10 states celebrated National Constitution Day with students at various schools. Members educated students on the Constitution and its significance.
Preisdent Meanes and Missouri Bar President Reuben Shelton Appear on HEC-TV During Constitution Day
HEC-TV Live! Presents: Constitution Day 2014: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its current implications. The program was sponsored by the Missouri Bar and each year, the Missouri Bar and HEC-TV in St. Louis partner in producing an interactive Constitution Day Program for students in Grades 7-12. The 2011 program on the presidency won a Telly Award and the 2014 program took an in-depth look into the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its on-going impacts. View videos…
Thank You Missouri Bar
Many thanks to our national partner, the Missouri Bar who donated pocket constitutions to students, a student guide, and included the National Bar Association in its HEC-TV Live! Constitution Day 2014 panel. The sponsorship was made possible because of the efforts of National Bar Association members and Missouri Bar President Reuben Shelton. He became President of The Missouri Bar on September 11, 2014 and is the second African-American to be president of The Missouri Bar.
National Bar Association
Launches Voter Protection Initiative
The National Bar Association needs volunteers to protect the right to vote. Elections should be free, fair and accessible. When the right to vote is not protected, discriminatory laws are implemented, people are disenfranchised and are unable to elect representatives of their choice. Sign Up Today!
Members Invited as Panelist During Congressional Black Caucus Week in Washington, DC
September 26 | 10 am – Noon
Member Stephanie Mickle will join Congresswoman Frederica Wilson during a panel discussion on “The New Urban Agenda: Building Successful Public-Private Partnerships for Stronger Communities. This session is designed to educate attendees on how to maximize opportunities in community development and urban revitalization. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center inRoom 207-B.
September 26 | 2-4 pm
The Meet/Match procurement event will provide many small, minority, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone and women-owned businesses a great opportunity to market their products and services to the public and private procurement officers and contract managers. The event will be at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Room 146-AB.
September 26 | 3 p.m.
Member Daryl Parks will join the National Association of Black Journalists, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and Dream Defenders during an in-depth panel discussion on “Knowing Your Rights: Minorities Dealing with Police and Issues of Police Brutality. Lee Ivory, former USA Today deputy managing editor and Hill Harper, actor and author. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and RSVP is required by clicking here.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Wiley A. Branton Awards Open
for Registration on the East Coast
This year’s Wiley A. Branton Awards will begin on the East Coast at St. John’s University on October 10, 2014. In addition, the Wiley A. Branton Awards will be held at a total of four locations throughout the nation this year. Register today!
30 in 30 Membership Drive
National Bar Association Members, Affiliates and Regions are challenged to get at least 30 new or reclaimed memberships during the month of September. Read more..
National Bar Magazine Calling for Articles
The National Bar Association Editorial Board is currently seeking articles for the 2014 Fall/Winter edition of the National Bar Association Magazine. Articles should be related to the law, the National Bar Association, and topics that are relevant to African-Americans. Articles should not exceed 700 words. Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014. Submit articles to Laverne Lewis Gaskins, Editor-In-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Bar Association Request for Amicus Curiae Support
If you would like the National Bar Association to participate in a case as an amicus curiae, please complete and return the form with ample time remaining before the date the brief is due. Download Form
Online Petition Calling for Independent Investigation
The National Bar Association has established an online petition calling for an independent investigation regarding the death of Michael Brown. Click here to complete petition.
National Bar Association Launches
Police Brutality Request Form
The form will allow task force members to evaluate complaints of police misconduct and/or police brutality that have been submitted by the public or an attorney. The form will provide a brief description of the case and other pertinent information to investigate incidents that are submitted. Complete form…
Advocates for Education Reform: Protecting the Right to Education One Student at a Time
The National Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Public Service Committee is excited to introduce a special project that will directly confront the school to prison pipeline. Attorney General Eric Holder has called on school districts to reconsider zero-tolerance discipline policies. Read more…
Honorable Alison Renee Lee
of South Carolina
On June 26, 2013, President Obama nominated Judge Lee to serve as a US District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.
What’s the delay? Lee’s nomination has stalled due to South Carolina Senators Lindsay Graham (R) and Tim Scott (R) refusing to sign off on their “blue slips,” keeping her nomination from the Senate Judiciary committee.
of North Carolina
On June 20, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Jennifer May-Parker May-Parker to serve as a United States Attorney in North Carolina.
Read letter from US Senator Richard Burr by clickinghere.
What’s the delay? However, May-Parker’s nomination has been stalled by the very Senator who explicitly endorsed her for this seat. Republican Senator Richard Burr has held his “blue slip.” As a result, her nomination remains pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
What is the “Blue Slip” Process? + A “blue slip” is an opinion written by a Senator from the state where a federal judicial
+ Both senators from a nominee’s state are sent a blue slip in which they may submit a
favorable or unfavorable opinion of a nominee before the nominee may go before the
Senate Judiciary Committee.
+ The blue slip is an old tradition, dating back to at least 1917. If one or both of them disapproves or withholds the blue slip, the nomination tends to grind to a halt.