President's Message

Dear NSMBA Members, Partners, and Sponsors,

It is with great pleasure, pride and excitement that I begin my term as President of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association (NSMBA).

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The History of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association

The Norman S. Minor Bar Association (NSMBA) was founded in 1980 as Cleveland's first full-fledged African American bar association. It grew out of the merger of four African American professional groups and is named in honor of one of Cleveland's foremost trial attorneys, African American attorney Norman Selby Minor.

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General Body Meeting

NSMBA Newly Elected Officers - 2018 - 2020

The results are in!

NSMBA elected the following to the Executive Board for the 2018 - 2020 term.

President - Valissa Turner Howard
First Vice President - Brandon D. Cox
Second Vice President - Lon'Cherie' Billingsley
Treasurer - Lola Garcia Prignitz
Membership Secretary - Ludgy LaRochelle
Recorder - Donna Marjean Davis Reddix

Thanks to Karrie Howard for serving the Bar Association as Recorder for the last two years. Your wonderful ideas and humor will truly be missed!

Also, special thanks to our Community Partner of the Year - Tucker Ellis - for hosting our General Body Meeting and Elections!

If you have any ideas or would like to lead an initiative please reach out to someone on the Executive board! We are looking forward to an exciting and productive two years!