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RBBA President’s Message: Congress needs to keep funding Legal Service Corporation

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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: Supporting the Campaign for Justice and pro bono services

The annual Campaign for Justice has begun. Campaign for Justice is the legal community’s fund drive to support Monroe County’s free legal service agencies, Volunteer Legal Services Project, Monroe County Legal Assistance Center, a division of Legal Assistance of Western ...

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RBBA President’s Message: Opportunity. Period.

“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.” These words were spoken by the actress Viola Davis in acceptance of the Emmy for best actress in a drama series. Viola Davis was the first African-American ...

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RBBA President’s Message: Striving for full inclusion, not just diversity

This week we celebrated as Paulette Brown took the reigns as the first African-American woman president of the American Bar Association; the same organization that refused African-American membership until 1943. President Brown is using her platform to address the reduced ...

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RBBA President’s Message: Open wound: America’s long overdue conversation on race

  On June 17, a young man walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, spent an hour with the parishioners for bible study, and then decided to commit an unimaginable act of domestic terrorism. He killed ...

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