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

Eric Holder to step down as Attorney General

Eric H. Holder, Jr., has announced his intention to step down as United States Attorney General.

United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. announced his intention to step down upon the nomination and confirmation of his successor on Thursday. Holder has served as the chief law enforcement officer of the … Read More

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) to be honored by BESLA

Joe West and the MCCA to be honored at Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association Conference in Mexico.

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association along with its President & Chief Executive Officer Joseph K. West will be honored by the Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association with the association’s Beacon of Diversity Award during BESLA’s upcoming conference in October. Read More