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BLSA Celebrates Black History Month

Posted on: February 12th, 2008

The Avarita Hanson Chapter of the Black Law Students Association hosts its annual Black History Month Celebration with a series of programs that will feature minority members of the Bench and Bar, and which will cover a range of issues, from African-American children in foster care to minority perspectives in the practice of law and on the judiciary. All events are free and open to the public:

“What About Our Babies?”
February 13, 2008, 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Room 301
A panel discussion focusing on the overrepresentation of African-American children in the foster care system and the role of Child Advocate Attorneys and Special Assistants to the Attorney General (SAAG) in remedying the problem.
Featuring:
Judge Nikki Marr, Dekalb County Juvenile Court
Karlise Grier, Esq.
Antavius Weems, Esq.
Lytia Brown, Esq.

Minorities in the Profession Present:
The Practice of Law: Getting in the Game, Playing the Game, and Changing the Game
 February 20, 2008, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
9th Floor Conference Room
Featuring a managing partner whose clients include fortune 100 companies; a former recruiter for a local top-tier firm; an attorney from the Fulton County Prosecutor’s Office; a large law firm association who transitioned to a midsized firm; in-house counsel for a fortune 100 company; a large firm associate; a public interest attorney; and a former attorney who has left the practice.
Refreshments will be served.

Judicial Panel Discussion:
Taking Judicial Notice . . . A Judge’s Perspective from a Minority View

February 27, 2008, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Room 301
Featuring:
Judge Herbert Phipps, Georgia Court of Appeals
Judge Mark Anthony Scott, Dekalb County Superior Court
Judge Barbara Mobley, Dekalb County State Court