BAMSL Minorities in the Legal Profession (MILP) Section Presents: Induction into the BAMSL Gallery of Legal Pioneers in Honor of Black History Month
Tue, February 26, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT
Although when formed in 1874 the Bar of Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) barred African American Attorneys from obtaining membership, BAMSL acknowledges that once this discriminatory practice was eliminated it has enjoyed the benefit of countless African American and other racially deemed minority members. These diverse members have made tremendous contributions to the legal profession and the global community. To that end BAMSL began officially preserving the history of diverse Attorneys and Judges who were pioneering “famous firsts” and paved the way for countless others to achieve success in the Missouri Legal Community. The contributions of these diverse firsts were recognized by placing their photos on the Legal Pioneer Wall of Fame as an eternal reminder of their contributions. It is our duty and privilege to continue recognizing Minority Legal Pioneers who have been historically discriminated against and whose accomplishments have served as hope and inspiration for future generations.
BAMSL MILP Section is proud to host, in conjunction with Black History Month, a reception in honor of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, Wesley Bell; Past President of the Missouri Bar, Dana Tippin Cutler, Hon. Robin Ransom Vannoy, Eastern District of the Court of Appeals, and Hon. Gloria Clark Reno, St. Louis County Circuit Court, as we induct them into the Gallery of Pioneers Wall of Fame for their accomplishments. Wesley Bell is the first African American elected as St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney. Dana Tippin Cutler is the first African American woman elected as president of the Missouri Bar. Judge Robin Ransom Vannoy is the first African American woman presiding Judge of the 22nd Circuit Court. Judge Gloria Clark Reno is the first African American presiding Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit's 203-year history.
Reception Sponsored by Honorable Nicole J. Colbert-Botchway and Craig K. Higgins
BAMSL Bar Center
555 Washington Ave. Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO 63101
There are a variety of parking garages, surface lots, and meters on the street near BAMSL’s Bar Center. But, here are our personal recommendations: Lucas Street, just behind our building, accessed from 6th Street, has several meters you can park at for short visits. There is a surface lot at 6th and Lucas, and the St. Louis Centre East garage on the south side of 6th and Washington, plus parking at the Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) surface lot is also convenient. Additional parking information and maps are available at parking.bamsl.org.
Tue, February 26, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT
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