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National Bar Association
March 20, 2014         

Contact: Christine Bennett

National Bar Association hosts 34th Annual Mid-Year Conference


WHO  National Bar Association
WHAT  34th Annual Mid-Year Conference & Gertrude E. Rush Awards Dinner & Gala
WHEN  March 26-29th
 Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
 Christine Bennett,


WASHINGTON, DC— The National Bar Association (National Bar) will host its 34th Annual Mid-Year Conference and Gertrude E. Rush Awards Dinner and Gala March 26-29th at the Gaylord National Resort, in National Harbor, Maryland.
“I am thrilled that this year's Mid-Year conference and Gertrude E. Rush Awards Dinner will take place in the great state of Maryland” said Patricia Rosier, President of the National Bar Association.  “It will prove to be an enriching experience full of relevant professional development courses, our Heman Sweatt Awards Luncheon and, of course, our Gertrude E. Rush Awards Gala.”

The conference will kick-off the National Bar's annual Legislative Day on the Hill; Voting Rights Act Town Hall; Human Trafficking Panel; International Business Forum on African Growth and Opportunities Act.
PARTICIPANTS (partial listing)

+ Patricia Rosier, President, National Bar Association
+ The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Attorney General of the United States of America
+ Congresswoman Karen Bass, US House of Representatives
+ Darrell Graham, District Director, Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC)
+ Kim Keenan, General Counsel, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
+ Mark G. Pearce, Chairman, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
+ Irving Williamson, Chairman, US International Trade Commission

+ March 26: Annual Legislative Day on the Hill
+ March 27: Voting Rights Act Town Hall
+ March 28: Heman Sweatt Awards Luncheon
+ March 28: Movers & Shakers Reception 
+ March 29: Project Fresh Start Expungement Training
+ March 29: Gertrude E. Rush Awards Dinner & Gala



The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. It represents approximately 59,000  lawyers, judges, law professors and law students and has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. For more information, visit:


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