President's Letter

Dear MBBA Family,

What a time to be a Black attorney in America. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined such a battle for the soul of our nation when I was first elected. Despite these challenging times, I am excited and resolute as I step into the role of being the President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. 
 
Our communities are at the crossroads of two pandemics. The first, a global health crisis that has highlighted the impact of systemic racism on our communities and has literally cost us our lives.
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Sep
30
Wed
#BlackLawyersMatter: Qualified Immunity and Accountability in the Age of Police Reform
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Qualified Immunity and Accountability in the Age of Police Reform
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Please join the Metropolitan Black Bar Association for a timely discussion regarding Qualified Immunity, its history, and the challenges litigants face when seeking redress against law enforcement officers accused of unlawful misconduct. Our distinguished panel will provide views of Qualified Immunity from the perspectives of both the plaintiff and defense.  

Topics to includes:

  • History of Qualified Immunity 
  • Use of Qualified Immunity in Federal Court vs. State Court
  • Current Reform Proposals to the Qualified Immunity Standard

Panelists:
Joy T. Anakhu, Senior Counsel, New York City Law Department
Bennett Capers, Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Race, Law and Justice, Fordham Law School
Kenneth J. Montgomery, Principal, Kenneth J. Montgomery, PLLC

Moderator:
Luwick Francois, Attorney

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#BLACKLAWYERSMATTER  #MBBALEARNS #30DAYSOFMBBA

Oct
2
Fri
Fireside Chat with Peter Wilson, Jr., Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Prokauser Rose LLP 2020 MBBA Presidential Award Recipient
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fireside Chat with Peter Wilson, Jr.

Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Prokauser Rose LLP

2020 MBBA Presidential Award Recipient

Friday, October 2nd, 6-7PM

Celebrate & Learn with the Metropolitan Black Bar Association
 
Since 1984, the MBBA has advanced equality and excellence in the pursuit of justice, aided the progress of Black attorneys in the profession, addressed legal issues affecting our community, and fostered the personal and professional development of young lawyers and law students. This year will be no exception and we are having virtual gatherings over a series of events!
 
Oct
6
Tue
MBBA Monthly Board Meeting
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Monthly meeting of the MBBA Officers and Board of Directors.

Please contact secretary@mbbanyc.org for more information.

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Benefits of Membership

  • Free admission to general meetings and receptions with prominent legal scholars and public speakers.
  • Continuing legal education through workshops and seminars that provide growth and professional development.
  • Increase professional advancement and networking opportunities.
  • Opportunities to positively impact the community through seminars, workshop and mentoring.
  • Affiliation with the National Bar Association.

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2017 MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala

2017 MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala

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