Bar Associations Helping Celebrate Black History Month
As we usher in the first Black History Month of the decade, bar leaders should celebrate and applaud the great work that diverse bar associations do each year to contribute to equal justice under the law and racial equity in our country. Read more in an article written by Maryam Hatcher, an NCBP Diversity Scholar and President of the greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association.
“Vote Your Voice” at the 2020 Midyear Meeting...The “Vote Your Voice” booth at the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin will feature ABA election-related resources for meeting attendees to use during the 2020 election cycle. The booth will be set up in the registration area at the J.W. Marriott from Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15. Resources will include materials on voting rights, the celebration of the 19th Amendment centennial, and information on the new ABA Election Center website where members can register to vote, check your district’s absentee and early voting rules, and learn how to deploy these resources to your network. The booth will also feature information on the ABA Standing Committee on Election Law’s “Lawyer as Citizen” initiative, which informs lawyers how to serve as poll workers.
Also happening in Austin...In addition to the "Vote Your Voice" Booth at the ABA Midyear Meeting, NCBP will be hosting a variety of events, including a Friday Afternoon Plenary, "Celebrating Democracy--150 Years of Voting Rights." There will be time to network with other bar leaders, sponsors and experts during the Sponsor Break and NCBP Clinic, time to learn at 12 workshops and plenaries, and time to have fun in the Live Music Capitol of the World, Austin, TX! It's not too late to register for the 2020 Midyear Meeting, Feb. 13-15, 2020 - see more about the meeting here and register now!
Young Lawyers, Student Debt and the Path Not Taken...According to the American Bar Association, the average law school student graduated with between $84,600 and $122,158 in student loans in 2012.How has law school debt affected the careers and lives of young lawyers, and what would change if it were wiped out? Read more in Law.com.