The NBA continues "to protect the civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the United States."
- In conjunction with various state, local, and national legal groups, (including ABA, ATLA, NAACP, LDF and LCCR) the NBA co-
sponsors various events to promote the continuing development of the profession.
- Provided legal assistance to elderly African-
Americans through the NBA Black Elderly Legal Assistance Support Project (BELASP). After its inception in 1986, BELASP conducted a variety of programs designed to improve the Black elderly's access to legal assistance. It provided many training and continuing legal education seminars for lawyers, including "Saving the Home and Defending Against Fraud and Scams."
- Used a grant received from the Department Health and Human Services Administration on Aging to study the means of improving the delivery of legal services to the African American elderly poor, and to develop a process to recruit African American lawyers for providing pro bono and reduced fee services to this growing segment of the population.
Intervened in Driscoll v. Regents of the University of California, a case which sought to invalidate the University's financial aid program.
- Researched statistics and held public hearing on minority employment and promotion in the criminal system.
- Engaged in a Title VII loan fund sponsored by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to assist lawyers in litigating discrimination grievances.
- Monitored attack on affirmative action programs in the nation's colleges and universities and educated students on the need for responsive activities.
- Supported the right of Haitian refugees to seek asylum in the United States.
- Promoted minority business enterprise and development through advocacy, technical assistance, and educational programs.
- Launched the NBA Minority Bar Involvement Project, with funding from the Legal Services Corporation, which awarded grants to 12 sub-
grantee organizations for the delivery of pro bono or reduced legal fee services.
Members the service below will assist you in identifying and emailing your U.S. House of Representative and U.S. Senators.
A Guide To Effective Federal, State And Local Lobbying
Provided By The National Bar Association Legislative Division And THE NBA PAC
Two objectives of the National Bar Association are ".. to promote legislation that will improve the economic condition of all American citizens, regardless of race, sex or creed in their efforts to secure a free and untrammeled use of the franchise guaranteed by the constitution of the United States; and to protect the civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the United States ."
This pamphlet is designed to assist affiliate members in developing an advocacy strategy to accomplish these objectives. Affiliate members are encouraged to become advocates on issues that relate to our profession or affect the quality of life for individuals in their communities. Partnerships with like-
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