It's with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Rochester Black Bar Association! CELEBRATING OUR 20th ANNIVERSARY: 1994 - 2014! We are truly thankful for the opportunity to expand our reach.

A Message from the RBBA President

Shani pic It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the President of the Rochester Black Bar Association. I am excited to assume this position. I look forward to promoting the interests and goals of our organization by increasing our membership, expanding the support of our membership, and strengthening our infrastructure. However, I need the help of the membership. I need our membership to take an interest in the organization, and work with me in strengthening and expanding the visibility and presence of the organization. This organization is wonderfully unique. We have worked hard to support each other and the community we serve. But, our work isn’t done. Please join me in this journey.

With best regards,

Shani C. Mitchell

President, Rochester Black Bar Association

Latest news

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RBBA celebrates its 20th in a big way!  Read it now in the Daily Record here (subscription required). Photos by Vasiliy Baziuk Lamarr Jackson introduces the evening’s keynote speaker the Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam.  From Left: Fatimat Reid, Judge Abdus-Salaam and Jackson. Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren, right, presents the Dr. Walter Cooper Community Award to Paul McFadden. […]

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RBBA Members are Daily Record Attorneys of the Year 2014

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Read this month’s article entitled “RBBA Members Encouraged to Join AFC Program” in the Daily Record here. Subscription required.

President’s Message – July 2014

Read the new RBBA President’s Message by Fatimat O. Reid – “Marking the halfway point in a year of accomplishments” in the Daily Record here.

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President’s Message – May 2014

Read the new RBBA President’s Message by Fatimat O. Reid – “Diversity must be addressed in local law firms, agencies” in the Daily Record here.