Attorney Kim Carter - Thomas Jefferson School of Law ('11)

Scholarship pays it forward – Attorney Kim Carter

Each year, the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association raises money for scholarships and other community needs.  We want to be sure our many sponsors and others in the community truly understand how deeply important these scholarships are in diversifying the legal community.  Because many students of color come from difficult financial circumstances, these scholarships often […]

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John M. Langston – Remembering a key American leader

December 14th marked the birth in 1829 of John Mercer Langston, an American abolitionist, attorney, educator, and political activist.  The John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles, the Bar Association in Los Angeles dedicated to the legacy of empowerment of African Americans in the Los Angeles community, is named after this tremendous leader.  This post […]

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Understanding “Lift every voice and sing”

Each year at our Annual Dinner – and at thousands of events across the country – we begin our program with the song Lift Every Voice & Sing.  The song, written by poet James Weldon Johnson, as become known as the Black national anthem.  This is a sense of pride and acknowledgment of where we […]

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