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




October 3, 2015

Contact: V. C. Willis, 708-712-4726,



The National Conference of Black Lawyers Launches

Legal Education Project at Annual Conference

October 9th Press Event


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”.


A press conference will be held on the steps of the NCCU School of Law at 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015 to open the conference and launch the NCBL’s highly anticipated legal education CLE masters series: the Law Enforcement Accountability Project (LEAP). Topics covered will include Sec. 1983 Civil Rights, Human Rights International Law, Trial Preparation, Mass Incarceration, Clemency and more. Seminars are open to lawyers, students and all LEAP registrants.


NCBL’s powerful 3-day conference features some of the nation’s top legal minds addressing pressing social justice issues affecting communities throughout the U.S., particularly for people of African descent. Confirmed presenters include legendary educators, litigators, researchers, judges, and community organizers sharing cutting edge approaches to resolve crucial legal matters confronting us today. This historic convening brings together “legal and political activists to the southeastern U.S. around pressing issues of law enforcement accountability, land loss, education, retrospective justice, voting and labor rights to develop strategies and action plans for the betterment of our people”.

Founded in 1968, National Conference of Black Lawyers attorneys have represented such high profile clients as Angela Davis, The Attica Brothers, and Nelson Mandela via its mission “to serve as the legal arm of the movement for Black Liberation, to protect human rights, to achieve self-determination of Africa and African Communities in the diaspora and to work in coalition to assist in ending oppression of all peoples”. NCBL members continue to lead some of the most significant pathbreaking social justice work currently making headlines locally, nationally, and internationally.

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