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Pathways to the Federal Bench

February 16, 2021

Tuesday, 7:00 PM EST


Hosts: Judicial Council Judiciary Task Force Committee and NBA Judicial Selection Committee



 Judge Ransey Guy Cole, Jr, Chief United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Judge Rodney Smith, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Judge Denise Langford Morris, Circuit Court Judge, Oakland County, Michigan

Judge Martha Lynn Sherrod, (Retired) District Court Judge, Huntsville Alabama; Partner-Conchin Cole and Jordan



Judge Cenceria P. Edwards, Chair Judicial Council Division of the NBA     

Attorney Rodney Moore, Partner – Dentons

Broken Windows: History of Policing in America

Thursday, February 18, 2021

12:00 Noon -1:30 PM CST


Hosts: Judicial Council and Memphis Bar Association

Speaker: Jeffery Robinson, Deputy Legal Director and Director of the ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality

Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy, Judicial Impact and Judicial Heroes

Thursday, February 25, 2021



Host:  Judicial Council

Chief Judge Theodore Newman, (Retired) Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Judge U.W. Clemons, (Retired) United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. In 1974 he was one of the first two African Americans elected to the State Senate since Reconstruction.

Esmeralda Simmons, Esq., Executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. 

Lonita Baker, Esq., Vice President NBA Regions and Affiliates, Civil Rights Attorney family of Breonna Taylor



Justice Paul Wooten, Justice New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department

Judge Tanya Brinkley, Circuit Court Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit

Book Meet and Greet, Civil Rights Attorney, Ben Crump 

Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People

Friday, February 26, 2021


Hosts: JCD, WLD, YLD of the NBA and Dignity Rights



Judge Cenceria P. Edwards, Chair Judicial Council Division of the NBA     

Judge, Bernice Donald, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Chair, Dignity Rights Initiative, American Bar Association Center for Human Rights

Onika Williams, Esq., Chair- Young Lawyers Division of the NBA     

Sharon Bridges, Esq., Chair-Women Lawyers Division of the NBA   

Honoring Past Chairs

Virtual Celebration Via Zoom

Tuesday, December 29, 2020,

8:00 PM EST/ 7:00 PM CST and 5:00 PM PST

Attire: African/Festive


Fundraiser – Goal $20,000

Opportunity to pledge and pay in installments for Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum donors.   

All pledges must be paid by March 31, 2021.   Each member is asked to give a minimum of $100 each. 


Platinum ~ $1500+

Gold ~ $1,000

Silver ~ $500

Bronze ~ $250

Donor - $100


Virtual Book Meet and Greet Featuring Rev. Al Sharpton

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 7:30 EST / 4:30 PM PST


Judge Cenceria P. Edwards, Chair, Judicial Council of the NBA Division

Onika Williams, Esq., Chair, Young Lawyers Division

Sharon Bridges, Esq., Chair, Women's Law Division


JC Executive Committee Meeting

October 13, 2020, 8 PM EST


JC Membership Meeting

October 8, 2020, 7 PM EST


Virtual Membership Meeting

September 22, 2020 @ 7PM EST, 6PM CST and 4PM PST