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Chair’s Message

2022-2023 Chair Hon. Kimberly Esmond Adams

"A Strong Judiciary - A Guiding Light of the Community"

    As we enter into the second half-century of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association, we look forward to continuing the strong leadership of the judiciary and providing a guiding light to the community that we serve. Being the second generation of African American jurists, we will persist in upholding our principles, be mentors to those who enter the profession, and direct those who seek to follow in our paths.

    The members of the Judicial Council will continue to carry on the dedicated work of the Council and the National Bar Association during this current year as well as the years that follow. Let us continue to foster collegiality amongst us, provide assistance to law students, and further the enhancement of our judiciary.


“Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.”

                                                                                        ---Justice Thurgood Marshall


       “It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel just to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.”

                                            ― Martin Luther King Jr.


Committed to Serve,

Hon. Kimberly Esmond Adams

52nd Chair of the Judicial Council Division of the National Bar Association

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