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National Bar Association CLE & Social: Black History Month

Date: 4:00pm - 7:00pm PST February 26

Oregon Historical Society

Black History Month

CLE: 4:00-5:30pm, Hatfield Room
Social: 5:30-7:00pm, Pavilion

Please join the Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association for its Black History Month CLE. The first part of the CLE will present the history of Black legal professionals in Oregon and highlight some significant firsts. The second part will discuss how we can retain and recruit Black attorneys, given Oregon’s discriminatory history.

Following the CLE, we will have a social in which we recognize the accomplishments of our members and honor Justice Adrienne Nelson.

CLE attendees can preview exhibits at the Oregon Historical Society from 3:00-4:00pm.

Then and Now: The history of Black legal professionals in Oregon

Presenters:

  • Jon Patterson, Attorney, Compassion and Choices
  • Janet Steverson, Professor of Law and Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Lewis and Clark College

Panel Discussion: How to retain and recruit Black legal professionals

Panelists:

  • Naomi Levelle Haslitt, Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • Dexter Pearce, Attorney, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Rakeem Washington, Instructor, Portland State University and Portland Community College

Event Cost

RSVP Required

Event Contact

Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association
president@oc-nba.org

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