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The History and Legacy of the Black Philadelphia Lawyer

Speakers: A. Michael Pratt and Michael H. Reed

4:30-6:00 PM (ET)
The History and Legacy of the Black Philadelphia Lawyer

Presented in honor of Black History Month by the African-American/Black Affinity Group at Pepper Hamilton

The history of the Black Philadelphia Lawyer is a transcendent story of inspiration for all. Since 1845, these extraordinary men and women were forced to overcome seemingly insurmountable racial, political and de jure barriers to reach the pantheon of American professional life. In doing so, they demonstrated the timeless qualities and attributes of many of our most revered American heroes – an inexhaustible work ethic, an insatiable intellectual curiosity, an unrelenting commitment to equality and justice, and a fearless courage of convictions.

In this program, our speakers will discuss the history and legacy of the Black Philadelphia Lawyer.


The program is approved for 1.5 MCLE Ethics credit in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (through reciprocity). MCLE credit for other jurisdictions may be available upon request.


Pepper Hamilton LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103


There is no cost to attend.

For more information, contact Heather Cook at 215.981.4201 or cookh@pepperlaw.com.

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