Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch to Receive NBPA President’s Award of Excellence

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For more information, contact:
LaTricia Woods, 480-495-2484 or latricia@mahoganyxan.com

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch to Receive NBPA President’s Award of Excellence

What: Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch to Receive National Black Prosecutors Association
(NBPA) President’s Award of Excellence

When: Wednesday, July 22, Noon to 2 p.m.

Where: Colonnade Room, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown, 2401 M Street NW

Timeline: The Attorney General will make remarks from 1-1:15 p.m. 

Press Check In: Press check-in and preset: 11:00 a.m.; Final Access: 11:45 a.m.

Additional Press Details:          

Press in attendance must load/unload and enter through the loading dock area and check in with the security team.  This area is just past the hotel main entrance between Fairmont and the World Wildlife Building. You will need a valid ID and will have to wear/display their contractor badge while on property, which will be given at the security desk.  

A multbox will be available for audio assistance. A press riser will be located in the room. The riser will be 43 feet from the dais. In between the dais and the riser will be luncheon attendees. Please note that the Colonnade Room is a room full of windows and natural lighting.

At 1 p.m., NBPA President Melba Pearson will present the President’s Award to the Attorney General. Following the presentation, the Attorney General will deliver the keynote address.

The National Black Prosecutors Association is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors. Founded in 1983, the Association’s membership is comprised of both chief and line prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association’s membership includes law students, former prosecutors and law enforcement personnel. For more information about NBPA, please visitwww.blackprosecutors.org

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National Black Prosecutors Association Brings 32nd Annual Conference to DC

For Immediate Release:

For more information, contact:
LaTlogo_nbparicia Woods, 480-495-2484 or latricia@mahoganyxan.com

National Black Prosecutors Association Brings 32nd Annual Conference to DC

Washington, DC – July 17, 2015 – The National Black Prosecutors Association will bring their 32nd Annual Conference to the nation’s capital. From July 19-25, the conference will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC.

The conference will formally begin with a welcome from the organization’s national president, Melba Pearson. Pearson is Assistant Chief of the Career Criminal/Robbery Unit for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. Also bringing greetings to the assembly will be Natalie Ludaway, Chief Deputy Attorney General for the District of Columbia and Blake Morant, Dean of the George Washington University School of Law.

“We are excited to have our 32nd annual conference in Washington, DC, “ said Pearson. “We have put together an outstanding conference schedule that features speakers from across the legal spectrum. Our participants will walk away with a wealth of new information, as well as having the opportunity to experience some of the great activities that our nation’s capitol has to offer.”

On Monday at 10:30 a.m., there will be a riveting panel discussion featuring state and local prosecutors and police chiefs entitled, “Caught in a Gunfight: The Impact of Officer-Involved Shootings on Law Enforcement and the Community.” Panelists will include Joseph Bruscato, Winnebago County State’s Attorney; Anthony Covington, States Attorney for Charles County; Tom Manger, Police Chief, Montgomery County; Charles Ramsey, Police Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department, John Thompson, Deputy Executive Director, National Sheriff’s Association; Cyrus Vance, New York District Attorney; and Seth Williams, Philadelphia District Attorney.

At noon, the Profiles in Courage Luncheon will take place featuring Dan Nevins of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Nevins served as an infantry squad leader during a deployment to Balad, Iraq as a member of Task Force Tacoma. On Nov. 10, 2004, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated beneath his vehicle, resulting in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the amputation of his left leg below the knee. His right leg was also severely damaged, which he subsequently chose to amputate several years later due to recurring infections. Dan spent 18 months recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Following his recovery, he relocated to Jacksonville, Fla., with his family following medical retirement in August 2006. In May 2008, Nevins was awarded the George C. Lang Award for Courage, the highest award bestowed by WWP.

In addition to the continuing legal education workshops, there will be a Job Fair and reception sponsored by the Army JAG and a two-day youth conference sponsored by ISRI. Fifty young men and women are registered to attend the youth conference.

The National Black Prosecutors Association is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors. Founded in 1983, the Association’s membership is comprised of both chief and line prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association’s membership includes law students, former prosecutors and law enforcement personnel. For more information about NBPA, please visit www.blackprosecutors.org.

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