A Message from the RBBA President
It is my honor to serve as the 2014 President of the Rochester Black Bar Association (“RBBA”) and I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our website. The RBBA is celebrating its 20th Year and we have many new and exciting programs planned.
This bar year, the RBBA has two major goals. First, we will strengthen current community partnerships as well as forge new ones with community organizations, churches and other bar associations. Through these partnerships, we will deliver our members and their expertise to groups and individuals who are looking for the perspective and compassion of an RBBA attorney. These partnerships and the unity that they promote will also enable us to have a stronger statewide voice when it is time to raise our voice on issues that arise within the ambit of our mission.
The second and equally important goal is to improve member benefits by providing programming important to our members. As a member of the RBBA you will receive CLE credits at various special programs that are run throughout the course of the year. RBBA also has many social events where you may network with fellow attorneys, judges and the Greater Rochester Community. These include our Bridges to Success Event, Diversity Clerkship Barbeque and Annual Awards and Scholarship Dinner. For those of you who may be law students or recently admitted attorneys, we will waive the annual dues allowing you a free membership in the RBBA.
We ask that you pledge or renew your commitment to the RBBA in two crucial ways: (1) Join the RBBA or renew your membership online at www.rbbalaw.org or mail a check with the completed membership application to RBBA, PO Box 14569, Rochester, NY 14614; (2) Join a committee on which you can serve for the 2014 bar year. Pick the committee that best matches your time and talents and, then, serve. The RBBA is working continuously to increase the importance and value of dues paid membership.
On behalf of the Executive Board of the RBBA, we thank our members for their continued support and commitment to the organization and we welcome new members!
Fatimat O. Reid, Esq.
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