The National Bar Association (NBA) held their Annual Convention and Exhibits July 29-August 4, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This 92nd Annual Convention marks the very first to be held abroad.
The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) invited the NBA members to Toronto to experience the multicultural social and professional qualities of Canada.
The National Bar Association has a commitment to professional development of its members. This commitment was displayed throughout the convention including a full spectrum of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars and social events.
This year, attendees enjoyed nearly 60 seminars, symposiums, and forums to complete their hours and course requirements. Designed for educational enhancement, this year’s seminar topics included Civil Rights, Constitutional Law & International Law; Dispute Resolution; Government and the Courts; Legal Education of Business; Continuing Judicial Education; Professional Interests; Public Infrastructure and Trial Series.
“It was the most astonishing educational and networking experience I’ve had” said Attorney Barbara Hudson, a Savannah native, now practicing in Houston, Texas. “To meet so many black intelligent lawyers, professor’s and judges all in one setting is phenomenal”, she continued.
Highly respected Attorney Willie Gary served as a presenter at the Conference. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. was also in attendance. Nearly 1500 members attended the conference.