BLSA Celebrates Black History Month


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.
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
Judge Herbert Phipps, Georgia Court of Appeals
Judge Mark Anthony Scott, Dekalb County Superior Court
Judge Barbara Mobley, Dekalb County State Court