Save the dates!

February 20, 2015

February 25, 2015 11:45 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.

 "Freed After 39 Years- An Exoneree's Story"- American Constitution Society's-Lunch C.LE. See link

March 10, 2015

12:00p.m.- 1:00p.m.

Volunteer Lawyers Program "VLP" - Lunch time C.L.E.!

In partnership with The Legal Aid Society, The Asian American Bar Association, and The Hispanic Bar Association.

Click here for details!


Celebrating Stephanie Tubbs Jones & Black History Month- Great Event on February 20th!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support this wonderful event.

Congratulations to the following Black History Month Award Recipients:

Buiness Comunity Award: Brandon Chrostowski

Clergy Award: Pastor Richard M. Gibson

Education: John Zitner

Judicial Officer: The Honorable Benita Pearson

Law Enforcement: Sheriff Clifford Pinkney

Public Service: Louis Stokes



Upcoming Events

MARCH 10, 2015
Volunteer Lawyer's Program "VLP"- Lunch time C.L.E.
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Check out the New Job Board!

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The U.S. Department of Justice & City of Cleveland Police Department

February 18, 2015 News:

"Cleveland attorneys: Federal consent decree on police excessive force should overhaul internal investigations" 

 Click here:

EricHolder.JPG U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, seated at the head of the table, hosted the first of many discussions with members of the community in December, after federal officials released their 58-page report on police use of excessive force in Cleveland.(Associated Press, Tony Dejak)

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The Norman S. Minor Bar Association has participated in discussions with the Department of Justice and other community leaders to ensure that the communty's voice is heard in terms of the necessary substance of the anticipated consent decree. On behalf of its designated members,  NSMBA has submitted DRAFT recommendations and suggestions to both the DOJ and the City of Cleveland for consideration. 

The Department of Justice Wants Your Input and Suggestions: (202) 307-6479 and/or  or Click here for details:

The City of Cleveland Welcomes Your Input and Suggestions: Email:

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Related links:

Attorney General Holder Delivers Remarks at Press Conference on Investigation into Cleveland Division of Police, December 4, 2014:

Justice Department and City of Cleveland Agree to Reform Division of Police After Finding a Pattern or Practice of Excessive Force, December 4, 2014: