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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Family Law Section Meeting
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
MBBA General Body Membership Meeting – 12/7/20 Virtual
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join President Anta Cisse-Green and the Officers and Board of Directors of the MBBA for the December MBBA Membership Meeting

You are invited to attend the MBBA‘s Quarterly Membership Meeting on Monday, December 7th at 6:00 pm via the Zoom virtual platform.


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Tips for Representing Your Clients in Mediation Free CLE 12/8 – MBBA ADR Section & the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS)
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The MBBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
In conjunction with the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS)

Tips for Representing Your Clients in Mediation
2 CLE Credits (Skills)

Tuesday, December 8th
6pm – 8pm.

This interactive Webinar will provide practical techniques and tips to practitioners about representing their clients in mediation and arbitration. In addition, participants will get an update on the Presumptive ADR Program roll out in New York State Courts. This is your opportunity to learn from leading experts in the dispute resolution field and get answers to your questions.

Chris M. Kwok
William Cosby
Peter Harvey
Lisa D. Love
Lauren A. Jones

Moderator: Alfreida Kenny

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Membership Info

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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MBBA Highlights

2017 MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala

2017 MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala

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