In 2018, and again in this election year, I was asked by the Florida Democratic Party to work on the gubernatorial campaign and the presidential campaign, respectively. In 2018, I worked in Florida for three weeks on the Andrew Gillum ...Read More »
The Inclusive Office: Enough! A call to action for lawyers to fight racism
(Editor’s note: The following is Duwaine Bascoe’s call to action from the demonstration by the legal community against racism and in support of equal justice for all on June 4, 2020.) It’s hard to express the depth of the anger, ...Read More »
RBBA President’s Message: Congress needs to keep funding Legal Service Corporation
There are times in every nation’s development wherein the citizens must assess the values they seek to promote. Joe Biden once said, “Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value.” In ...
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RBBA President’s Message: Stay engaged to move forward on racial equality
This week I had the conversation that most African-American parents at some point or another have to have with their child. No, not the birds and the bees; the talk regarding race in America, his place in it, and how ...
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RBBA President’s Message: Criticisms of diversity CLE proposal without merit
As many of you are aware, New York state court officials are considering amending the mandatory continuing legal education (“CLE”) requirements by imposing an obligatory one-credit course addressing diversity, inclusion, and the elimination of bias. Now, while our own Monroe ...
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