Noteworthy

Justice A.A. Birch Outstanding Service Award

Our very own Mercedes Maynor-Faulcon will be honored with the Napier-Looby Bar Foundation’s Justice A.A. Birch Outstanding Service Award

Thursday, February 23, 2017 

The Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom
201 5th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203

NBPA Member Ron Gaithe has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Southern University! Congratulations Ron, and well deserved!

The NBPA’s Charles B. Morton Jr. South Florida chapter has joined several other minority voluntary bar associations in calling on Florida Governor Rick Scott to appoint more judges of color.  “It is important that the judiciary reflect the community which it serves, and the lack of diversity currently on the bench in South Florida can no longer be ignored,” said Maryam Adeyola, President of the NBPA’s South Florida chapter.  See the article here.

Kristi Hester, of the Riverside District Attorney’s Office (California), reviewed the National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric( Pediatric SAFE Protocol) on behalf of the NBPA.  The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), in partnership with the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) created these protocols to supplement the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adults/Adolescents 2nd ed., by specifically addressing the needs of the prepubescent child that has experienced sexual abuse. You may review the protocols here

NBPA Chi Roundtable

The NBPA Chicago Chapter hosted a Supervisor Roundtable and a panel discussion entitled “Road to the Robe”.

Will Jorden, Southern Regional Director, has created a Junior DA program for students in Baton Rouge.

Southeast Pennsylvania (SEPA) Chapter Member Jerry Johnson has been selected as a 2016 Fellow for the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute’s (NAGTRI) International Fellows Program.

We regret to inform you of the passing of Zeke Jennings from the US Virgin Islands. Mr. Jennings worked at the Department of Justice, and was instrumental in the organization of the only NBPA conference held in the US Virgin Islands. He will be missed.

Congratulations to NBPA member Diane McFarlane on her promotion to Eligibility and Planning Officer of the Paratransit Division of New York City Transit (MTA).

Congratulations to former Brooklyn ADA Paul Bromley on his new position as Agency Attorney in the Office of General Counsel for The New York City Department of Education

Congratulations to Former Southeast Regional Director Kiesha Storey, who has been appointed by the Georgia Governor Nathan Deal as a Judge in the DeKalb County State Court, Traffic Division! We are so proud of you, and wish you all the best!

Immediate Past President Bruce Terry Brown was quoted in The Guardian on the need for more African American attorneys.  See his comments here.

Congratulations to United States Attorney from the Western District of Tennessee Ed Stanton III, who has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a Federal Judge in the Western District of Tennessee.

NBPA Past President Wayne McKenzie featured as part of a New York City Department of Probation Youth Anti-Violence Summit.


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