A native of Arcadia, Louisiana, James Cobb attended Straight University and Fisk University and studied law at Howard University. He was admitted to the bar in 1902 and began working for Howard University in 1917. Cobb was a member of the Washington Bar Association for black lawyers and a special assistant to the attorney general. In 1925 President Coolidge appointed him a municipal court judge; he was the only African American on the municipal bench.
J. Clay Smith, Jr., is Professor of Law and formerly Dean at the Howard University School of Law. He has served as President of the Washington Bar Association, as National President of the Federal Bar Association, and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter U.S. Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of which he later served as Acting Chairman under President Ronald Reagan. He is the author of Rebels in Law: Voices in History of Black Women Lawyers....
SEATTLE, WA — Attorneys across Washington State are advising cannabis clients on the ins and outs of running a legal pot business, and some of that advice may violate federal law. So the Washington State Supreme Court is considering an ethics rule change to allow attorneys to use cannabis and advise clients on pot business that may run afoul of federal law, The Stranger reports. The King County Bar Association filed a petition with the court last week, and a high court
Meet Lynda Cevallos, Esq., Pre-Law Coordinator, Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO), American Bar Association, Washington, DC, at the 2nd Annual National Diversity Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2015. This event takes place on Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill in downtown Washington, DC! FREE and open to the public! Register today and join us! www.diversityprelawconference.org | #DiversityPreLawConf