President's Letter

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the 19th President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA).  I want to thank my predecessor, mentor, and good friend, Paula T. Edgar, for her service and commitment to our organization.  Under President Edgar’s stewardship, we have become a stronger and more effective bar association.  We thank “Coach Paula” for her leadership.  I would also like to congratulate all the officers and board members elected to serve the MBBA at last week’s Annual Membership Meeting.  Together, we can make a difference.   

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#MBBALearns COVID-19: Navigating the Workplace Impact
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the MBBA’s Labor and Employment Section for an upcoming #MBBALearns webinar on COVID-19 Workplace Impact. This webinar will cover employer’s continual obligations under current workplace safety laws as well as recently enacted federal and New York State economic relief laws to address this ever-evolving crisis. Our speakers will discuss the issues NY employment practitioners and lawyers are facing and are being forced to grapple with, as well as significant, yet fluid, guidance provided to navigate this pandemic.

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Topics include:

Occupational Safety Hazards Act (OSHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements;

CARES ACT: What the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Means for Employers Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employers Should Know; and

New York State Executive Orders: Emergency Sick Pay Law and

PAUSE’ Act – Essential Workers


Tanya N. Blocker, Senior Counsel, National Grid

Jeanine Conley Daves, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson

Natalya Johnson, Senior Associate, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

MBBA 36th Anniversary Awards Gala
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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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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