National Bar Association Region VI Conference at Cooley Law School

Michigan's historically black bar associations and Region VI of the National Bar Association (NBA) will host the 2012 National Bar Association Region VI Conference--"Lawyers as Leaders: The Black Attorney in Law & Society" at Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Auburn Hills campus.

The conference, which takes place May 18-May 20, 2012, will include attorney and judicial panel discussions, speed networking events for members of the Black Law Students Association and continuing legal education (CLE) seminars taught by Cooley Law School professors:

Ethics CLE:

"Metadata: The Ethical Requirements"

Assistant Dean and Professor Martha Moore, Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Chairperson Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission

Family Law CLE: Update

Professor Ashley Lowe, Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Labor Law CLE:

"Emergency Manager Laws: The Elephant in the Room During Labor Negotiations"

Professor John Taylor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Current NBA President Daryl Parks will be attending the conference, which includes the Regional Martin Luther King Drum Major for Justice Essay and Oratory Contest for high school students, the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Breakfast and the President's Dinner. The NBA will recognize the association's past presidents from Michigan: the Honorable Dennis Archer, Harold Pope, Reginald Turner and Sharon McPhail.

"NBA Region VI works to enhance the professional careers and social bonds of African American attorneys in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky, in the same way that the National Bar Association does throughout the country," said Allen Venable, NBA Region VI director. "The Region VI conference is the culmination of those efforts, and exemplifies what can be accomplished when the opportunity to serve and the will to lead work hand-in-hand for the betterment of our community."

Region VI of the National Bar Association is comprised of 18 affiliate bar associations and more than 3,000 attorneys in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of minority attorneys and judges. It represents approximately 20,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students, and it has more than 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and the world. The organization seeks to advance the science of jurisprudence, preserve the independence of the judiciary and to uphold the honor and integrity of the legal profession.

Published: Thu, May 17, 2012