MBBA Membership Meeting
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please Join President Paula Edgar, the Officers and

Board of Directors of MBBA

for Our

Third Quarterly Membership Meeting

Dear Members and Supporters:

We are holding our Third Quarterly Meeting for fellowshipping, networking, and to learn about effective financial strategies. 


Meeting Agenda: 

6:30pm – 6:45pm: Welcome from President


6:45 – 7:15pm: Presentation: Capital Creates Change, Life Stage Planning for Legal Professionals
7:15pm – 7:30pm: President’s Overview


7:30pm – 7:45pm: Section and Committee Reports


7:45pm – 8:00pm Open Forum


8:00pm – 8:30pm Reception


 Supporters interested in becoming members are encouraged to attend this meeting!

Refreshments and food to be provided.

Please contact Paula Edgar, President of MBBA,  if you have any questions at

MBBA Women’s History Month Event – Black Women Lawyers: Lessons in Leadership
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MBBA’s Women’s History Month Event – Black Women Lawyers: Lessons in Leadership

 This program will feature black women lawyer leaders who will each speak for 10 minutes in a “TED like” talk about the subject of leadership as a black woman.  After the talks we will have about 15- 20 minutes of Q & A from the audience, followed by a cocktail reception.

Confirmed Speakers: 
Paula T. Edgar, Principal, PGE LLC (Speaking, Coaching and Consulting) and President, MBBA
Michele Coleman Mayes:  Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, New York Public Library
Patricia Gatling: Attorney, Employment & Human Rights Specialist, Candidate for Brooklyn DA
Taa Grays: Vice President & Associate General Counsel – Information Governance, MetLife
LaTanya Langley: Vice President & General Counsel, BIC World Group Stationery, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Africa & Anti-Corruption Compliance Ofr.

Save The Date: Corporate/Transactional CLE – Don’t Be a Fool About Corporate Law
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am
Save The Date: Professional Development Webinar
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MBBA’s Elder Law CLE Program: Pro Bono Training: Empowering Baby Boomers to Live Independently and Stress Free
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

RSVP Here 

Free Event

Pro Bono Training: A Practical Guide to Empowering Baby Boomers to Live Independently and Stress Free

Thursday, April 6, 2017; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: New York County Lawyers, 14 Vesey Street, New York; 2nd Floor Auditorium

2 NY Professional Practice Credits

Program Chair: Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy, Supreme Court, Civil Branch, NY County

Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA’s Elder law Committee; The National Association of Women Judges (District 2); The Metropolitan Black Bar Association; The Aging and Longevity Institute of Touro Law School

Faculty: Robert Abrams, Esq., Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP; Rawle Andrews, Jr., Regional Vice President, AARP Community, State and National Mega 7 States Group; Hon. Justice Betsy Barros, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department; Kristen Kane, Esq, Deputy Chief, Economic Crimes Bureau and Chief, Elder Fraud Unit of the Queens County District Attorney’s Office; Clifford A. Meirowtz, Esq, The Law Offices of Clifford A. Meirowitz, PLLC; Stacy L. Rodgers, Deputy Director for Program Operations, District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency, Washington, DC and Former Chief of Staff of the Social Security Administration. 

An esteemed panel of professionals at the forefront of their fields will address the bench and bar on both a personal and professional level on topics such as:

• The role of a judge in capacity determinations

• Legal & ethical considerations for judges and attorneys (including overall demographics of the Graying of America)

• Strategies to combat financial exploitation and available resources of the district attorney’s office

• Helpful tips as you prepare to retire

• Understanding your Social Security benefits

• How to obviate the need for a guardian



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MBBA’s 33rd Anniversary Awards Gala
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

President Paula T. Edgar, the Officers and the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association cordially invite you to the

Thirty-Third Anniversary Awards Gala on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Pier Sixty, New York, New York.

More details will be announced soon!

Dress Code: Formal/Business Optional

For Sponsorship, Ticket and Virtual Journal Ad Information,  Please Contact: Bee Season Consulting (646) 651-1232 x12

Tickets are non-refundable.