On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the MBBA held our MBBA Women's History Month Event, titled "Black Woman Lawyers: Lessons in Leadership." This inaugural event was such a huge success that registration filled to capacity in a matter of days, with over 60 registrants added to our wait list! The program featured black women lawyer leaders who each spoke for 10 minutes in a “TED like” talk about the subject of leadership as a black woman.
To view pictures from the event, visit our Facebook Gallery here...
Click the images below to view each talk:
The Metropolitan Black Bar Association hosted a Men’s Suit Drive for ex-offenders recently released from Rikers Island Prison Complex. The drive would not have been possible without the support of “100 Suits For 100 Men,” which is a not-for-profit organization committed to reducing prison recidivism by assisting ex-offenders in finding gainful employment.
On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, MBBA’s Labor & Employment Law Committee presented 2016 Year In Review- “A Look Back at 2016 Employment Law Developments” CLE Panel Discussion. Thank you to our host, Arent Fox LLP!
On Friday, February 24, 2017, MBBA held our inaugural Masquerade Black Ball Affair at the Paper Factory Hotel.
During the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus on February 17 - 19, MBBA hosted the "I Am A Solution" Legal Solutions for Improving the Criminal Justice System. MBBA also co-sponsored the Capital District Black & Hispanic Bar Association's CLE about How to Become a Judge, followed by a reception.
In celebration of Black History Month, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 we honored Congressman Charles B. Rangel. Opening remarks were given by Hon. Robert Katzmann, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit and MBBA President Paula T. Edgar.
#MBBAGives : MBBA Community Service Committee Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Volunteers with Publicolor (publicolor.
In celebration of Black History Month, on Saturday, February 4, MBBA and Baker Hostetler's New York Diversity Committee partnered for our fifth annual Hon. Theodore T. Jones, Jr. Trial Advocacy Workshop. Our full day program included an Introduction to Trial Advocacy; Jury Selection, Opening Statements, Direct and Cross-Examinations, Summation and Ethical Issues. Five CLE credits in skills and one CE credit in Ethics was offered.
For Employees of Baker Hostetler
Click here to enter your password and view the videos.
For MBBA Members
If you are a member in good standing of MBBA, log into your account, then click here to view the videos.
If you're not a member yet, now is a good time to join! Click here to register or renew
On Saturday, January 21, MBBA hosted our third “I am A Solution” Town Hall Meeting & Legal Solutions Roundtable: Queens Edition. During this program, we discussed legal and legislative reforms to reduce the number of unarmed civilian deaths caused by law enforcement officers. As we enter 2017, many are concerned that the civil rights we have worked so hard to achieve will be rolled back – especially as they relate to the criminal justice system. At our “I am A Solution” program, we reached out to members of the Queens community and heard their stories, before pivoting to a reform-oriented discussion aimed at reducing the violence
Councilman Rory Lancman
Congressman Gregory Meeks