Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association and
The Literary Society
cordially invite you to attend a Book Signing and Reception with Jacqueline McLeod, author of The Life of Judge Jane Bolin, Daughter of the Empire State
Judge Bolin was the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School, the first to join the New York City Bar Association, and the first to join the New York City Law Department. She became the first black woman to serve as a judge in the United States when she was sworn in to the bench of the New York City Domestic Relations Court in 1939.
**Attendees who reserve books before Monday, March 25th, will receive a picture with the author. Books are $22.00 and we will only accept cash or credit cards. No personal checks will be accepted.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the MBBA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Metropolitan Black Bar Association
The purpose of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), a unified citywide association of African-American and other minority lawyers, is to advance equality and excellence in the pursuit of justice, aid the progress of Blacks and other minorities in the profession, address legal issues affecting the citywide community, and foster the study of law by encouraging the personal and professional development of young lawyers and law students.
Founded on July 5, 1984, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association was created from the merger of the Harlem Lawyers Association, founded in 1921 and the Bedford Stuyvesant Lawyers Association, founded in 1933. As one of the largest organizations of Black attorneys in New York State, the MBBA continues the rich legacy of its two predecessor organizations by providing a voice for Black legal professionals in the communities it serves.
Today, the MBBA is comprised of mostly minority attorneys in large and small law firms, solo practitioners, all levels of government, academia, corporations, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and the judiciary.