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Sometimes life gives us gems. Unexpected, but necessary and welcomed, treasures in the form of individuals with unmatched drive, unparalleled vision, and an insatiable appetite for justice. We were incredibly fortunate to share this lifetime with civil rights leaders and change agents, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Elijah Cummings, and Rev. C.T. Vivian. 

 
Rep. John Conyers served as a U.S. Representative for Michigan from 1965 to 2017. He was the sixth-longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history and the longest-serving African American member of Congress. He sponsored the bill to establish Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  as a federal holiday. 
 
Rep. John Lewis served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020. Lewis was at the helm of the first Selma to Montgomery march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge  and was also one of the 13 original Freedom Riders.
 
Rep. Elijah Cummings was an avid civil rights activist and served as a U.S. Representative from Maryland from 1996-2019. During his tenure in the House, Cummings sponsored a number of influential bills including the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments, Smart Savings Act, All Circuit Review Extension Act. 

Rev. C.T. Vivian was a noteworthy minister and civil rights activist. A friend and confidant of Martin Luther King, Jr., Vivian was a Freedom Rider and participated in a number of sit-ins across the country. Rev. Vivian also helped establish several civil rights organizations, including Vision, the National Anti-Klan Network, and the Center for Democratic Renewal.
 
The impact of these men’s contributions to the Black community and society at large is immeasurable. We will be forever indebted to them for their sacrifice, forethought, and passion. We owe it to them to ensure the flame sparked by their efforts to eradicate social injustice blazes forever and carries their objectives through to realized fruition. I implore you to take some time to evaluate how you can do your part to honor the legacies of these men by effecting change around you. There is so much for us to do and so many ways that we can contribute. Volunteer to serve as a poll watcher in your community. Serve on a local commission. Help to get some of the peaceful protesters out of jail. Join Rainbow Push Coalition. Get actively involved with your local NAACP chapter. Write an Op-ed piece for your local or national newspaper. Lend your efforts to the NBA Voter Suppression Taskforce, COVID Taskforce, or Police Brutality Taskforce. Bring in 5 new members of the NBA! 
 
Charles Hamilton Houston’s often cited quote rings true now more than ever, “A lawyer is either a social engineer or a parasite.” It is not enough to merely be bothered by the injustices around us. Each of us has a sphere of influence that can be used to take action to further the objectives of the greats before us. 

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President Hoffler's Acceptance Speech Delivered at the 95th annual convention & exhibits

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Covid-19

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Police Misconduct

More on what the NBA is doing about Police misconduct coming soon.

Election Protection 

More on what the NBA is doing about Election Protection coming soon.









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Tune in to Law & Legal Tuesdays with President Hoffler



President Hoffler will host a radio show called "Law & Legal" on WAOK in Atlanta, Georgia. She plans to have courageous conversations about legal questions that plague our communities locally, state-wide, nationally and globally.  Tomorrow will be her inaugural show where she will be introduced to the listening audience and set forth the types of provocative legal discussions contemplated.  Next week, President Hoffler will hit the ground running with an interesting lineup of guests in a round table discussion.  Click here to tune in to the show.

2/22/2021
President Hoffler will host a radio show called "Law & Legal" on WAOK in Atlanta, Georgia. She plans to have courageous conversations about legal questions that plague our communities locally, state-wide, nationally and globally. Tomorrow will be he

Congratulations to our 2020-21 Elected Officers!




Congratulations to CK Hoffler, the 78th President of the National Bar Association and the 2020-2021 elected officers: President Elect- Carlos Moore, Vice Presidents- Dominique Calhoun and Henry Floyd, Treasurer- Nicholas Austin, Members-at-Large- Khyla Craine, Chanel Autry, and Judge L. Priscilla Hall.
7/31/2020
Congratulations​to CK Hoffler, the 78th President of the National Bar Association and the 2020-2021 elected officers: President Elect- Carlos Moore, Vice Presidents- Dominique Calhoun and Henry Floyd, Treasurer- Nicholas Austin, Members-at-Large- Khy

Join us in fighting voter suppression!

One of President Hoffler’s goals is to tackle the pandemic of Voter Suppression head-on! Sign up for this *FREE* training and summit and join the fight! Sign up at the link below

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9/4/2020
One of President Hoffler’s goals is to tackle the pandemic of Voter Suppression head-on! Sign up for this *FREE* training and summit and join the fight!

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