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Lawyers’ Committee Congratulates Board Trustee Paulette Brown on becoming the President of the American Bar Association

For Immediate Release August 3, 2015


Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 2015 –The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law celebrates a member of its Board of Trustees, Paulette Brown, who will be installed today as President of the American Bar Association for 2015-16.

Ms. Brown is the first woman of color to serve as President of the ABA and she is the ABA’s third African American President. She is a partner at Locke Lord LLP in its Morristown, New Jersey office as part of its Labor & Employment Group and co-chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee.  In her nearly forty-year legal career, she has served in private practice, in-house counsel to a number of Fortune 500 companies, and as a Municipal Court Judge.

“The Lawyers’ Committee congratulates its board member Paulette Brown on her appointment as ABA President,” stated Lawyers’ Committee Board Co-Chairs Donald Rosenberg and John Nonna.  “Her professional excellence, strong record of leadership and service, and deep-seated commitment to equality and justice embody the ideals of the Lawyers’ Committee and we are proud to have her on the board.



About The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of "Moving America Toward Justice." The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.

For more information about the Lawyers' Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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