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Schnader’s Branson a Co-Chair for the Barristers’ Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

On January 9, 2009 by Schnader

Schnader’s Rachel E. Branson is serving as a co-chair of the The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast at the Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia, at 8:00 a.m. on January 19, 2009. The organization – which is the leading association of African American attorneys in the Philadelphia area and an affiliate of the National Bar Association – will honor the Honorable James T. Giles, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with the Honorable William Hall Award, which recognizes an attorney who has made a significant contribution in the areas of social justice, peace, education, civil rights or public health. Judge Giles will offer the keynote speech at the event as well.

The Barristers’ will also recognize the Honorable Jacqueline F. Allen of the Court of Common Pleas with the Outstanding Woman of the Year Award, which is presented to an outstanding woman attorney of color, who has helped to advance the education or careers of other minority women within the profession and beyond; Scott W. Reid, Esquire, an associate at Cozen & O’Connor, with the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, which is given to a young attorney who has demonstrated both competence in the practice of law and concern for his community; and, the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, Inc. (the “PDLG”), a consortium of over 33 law firms, corporations and legal organizations, with the “Barristers’ Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Outstanding Service to the Community,” or the Outstanding Organization Award, which recognizes an organization that has identified and met the need for diversity and inclusion within the legal or business community.

Each year, to honor the spirit and memory of Dr. King and the important contributions he made to American society and to the world, the Barristers’ seek to recognize attorneys and judges who have been leaders in the Philadelphia legal community, and who have made significant contributions to the city and the region at large through their work, dedication, and public service. Ms. Branson also serves as Treasurer for the Barristers’, and is an elected member of the organization’s Executive Board.  

Tickets for the Breakfast are $30 for individuals at for-profit organizations, $350 per table of ten for law firms and for-profit organizations, $25 for individuals at non-profit organizations, and $250 per table for non-profit organizations. All tables include a page-sized ad in the Breakfast Program. Additional ticketing information is available on the Barristers’ website; for tickets please contact Rachel Branson by January 5, 2009.