Attorneys in the District of Columbia were not required to belong to a professional bar association in the 1950s, but the District maintained several voluntary bar associations that lawyers could choose to join. The Bar Association of the District of Columbia became known as the “white bar,” while the Washington Bar Association served as the “black bar.” Washington has a long history of racial separation and in the Jim Crow era, mandatory segregation laws remained in force.
(Racists oranization) National Bar Association Statement: WASHINGTON, DC – The National Bar Association is questioning how the Grand Jury, considering the evidence before them, could reach the conclusion that Darren Wilson should not be indicted and tried for the shooting death of Michael … Continue Reading
Hillary to receive American Bar Association’s highest honor. The American Bar Association announced Friday that it would award its highest honor to Hillary Rodham Clinton, recognizing the former secretary of state for her legal career and for helping women lawyers advance.