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MN Black lawyers support future law students

MABL President Maria Mitchell

On November 8, the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) Annual Scholarship Gala will celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The Gala’s theme will be “Honoring the Past and Building a Brighter Future.”

The event, to be held at the Minneapolis Marriot City Center from 6-9 pm, will feature:

• Charles Joseph Jones, one of the original Freedom Riders, who now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina

• Roderick Palmore of General Mills, founder of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and author of the acclaimed and influential A Call to Action: Diversity in the Legal Profession

• Speaker Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Arnwine is an activist concerned with civil rights and racial justice issues and was involved with such activities as the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. • A silent auction of a series of portraits of Freedom Riders by Charlotta Janssen, an artist out of Brooklyn, New York

Dinner will be served; the cost of attendance is $100 for MABL members and $125 for non-members. Advance reservation is required; reservations may be made through the MABL website, www.mabl.org/, and more information about the Gala or about MABL may be obtained by calling MABL President Maria Mitchell at 612-348-9933. Continue Reading →

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Black lawyers foundation announces annual Scholarship Gala

On November 9, the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) Foundation will once again host its annual Scholarship Gala. Each year the Scholarship Gala raises money to provide educational scholarships to deserving law school students of color from the four area law schools in the Twin Cities. We invite you to join the MABL Foundation as we recognize this year’s scholarship recipients and honor and recognize community leaders who have helped to advance the mission of MABL. This year’s special guest and keynote speaker is the Honorable Joe Brown. Judge Brown is the nontraditional, no-nonsense, no-holds-barred presiding judge of the syndicated reality courtroom show Judge Joe Brown. Continue Reading →

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