Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia MLK Event Features Two Schnader AttorneysOn January 20, 2013 by Schnader in News
Schnader was well-represented at the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Annual Memorial Breakfast on Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Loews Hotel. Schnader attorney and Association President Rachel E. Branson welcomed to the gathering a full house of the legal profession. She noted the day was made even more special as it coincided with the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
The Barrister’s Association awarded a number of honors, but perhaps none as special as the Outstanding Organization Award presented by Philadelphia Bar Association Vice-Chancellor and Schnader partner Albert S. Dandridge, III to The Liacourus Committee. The Committee, commissioned by the Philadelphia Bar Association and led by Peter J. Liacouras, was convened in 1970 in response to allegations of discrimination in the Pennsylvania bar examination process. The committee recommended substantial changes to the process, which is often credited with taking down significant hurdles for African-Americans seeking to become attorneys. The Liacouras Committee included Judge Clifford Scott Green, the Honorable Paul A. Dandridge, Mr. W. Bourne Ruthrauff, Mr. Liacouras, and the Honorable Ricardo C. Jackson.
Schnader attorney and Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia President Rachel E. Branson welcomes guests to Martin Luther King, Jr., Annual Memorial Breakfast.
Robert J. Reinstein (left), receives for the Liacouras Committee, the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia’s Outstanding Organization Award from Schnader Attorney and Philadelphia Bar Association Vice Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge, III (right).