Rhonda Mims named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

Rhonda Mims of Paul Hastings has been named Board Chair of The Executive Leadership Council. {Photo Credit: Michael Quain of Los Angeles}

Rhonda Mims the Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility for leading international law firm Paul Hastings has been named the board chair of The Executive Leadership Council. Read More

Lawyer turned musician partners with My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

The Paula Boggs Band is partnering with the My Brother's Keeper Alliance and The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. on a new project. [Photo Courtesy: Paula Boggs]

For nearly thirty years Paula Boggs distinguished herself in the practice of law first as an attorney in the Army General Counsel’s, then as a White House lawyer, later as a federal prosecutor, and finally … Read More

Public Defenders: Today’s Civil Rights Warriors


1963 was a landmark year in the struggle for civil rights in America. The killing of Medgar Evers and the 16th Street Church bombing served as stark reminders of the racial hatred that plagued the nation. The Birmingham Campaign and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom were illustrations of the collective power of committed individuals to confront injustice. And one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in our history, Gideon v. Wainwright. Read More