National Conference of Black Lawyers Blog

Black Movement Law Project Training to Support Detroit Movements

On January 30, 2016, the National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) Michigan chapter will host Black Movement-Law Project trainers for back-to-back sessions on Legal Observing (with a special emphasis on race, power & privilege) and Jail Support. BMLP has worked in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland and throughout the country to support communities as they demonstrate against police brutality and systemic racism. We hope this training and meeting will serve to build ties between lawyers, legal workers, and organizers in Detroit, and to catalyze stronger legal infrastructure and movement-building in the city.



NCBL denounces the fatal hate crime committed by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke against 17-year old LaQuan McDonald on October 20, 2014. NCBL further denounces the investigative misconduct, prosecutorial delay and political obfuscation that occurred following LaQuan McDonald’s murder; such tactics are a crime against the public interest and longstanding international human rights principles.


The National Conference of Black Lawyers Launches Legal Education Project at Annual Conference

DURHAM, NC –The National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), a progressive bar association of judges, lawyers, law students, legal workers, and activists will host its 46th annual conference October 8-11, 2015 in Durham, NC at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law “to address the ongoing assault on the civil and human rights of African Americans”.


Request for 2015 Commemorative Journal Ads

This year, the National Conference of Black Lawyers celebrates 47 years of service to our community, advancing crucial justice issues. We are hard at work planning NCBL’s upcoming October 8-11, 2015 National Conference in Durham, North Carolina and excited about the important legal education series we are launching there, the NCBL Law Enforcement Accountability Project (LEAP).


LEAP Project Details & Schedule

It is with great pleasure that we announce the National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) Law Enforcement Accountability Project (LEAP) Masters CLE Series launch for 2015-16. This seminal project will help prepare lawyers, law...