J.M. Reynolds Attends the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association (MABLSA) Conference
MABLSA hosted its 47th Annual Convention in Tysons Corner, VA from February 4-8, 2015. Students from across the region gathered together. The theme of the Conference was United for Achievement and Progression.
The Old Dominion Bar Association was honored to be a part of MABLSA’s conference and had a chance to interact with MABLSA members on February 6. ODBA members attended a special luncheon where our future leaders of America were able to ask any questions about the law, employment, life after law school, and other questions to ODBA members. MABLSA members were pleasantly surprised when the Honorable Judge Rossie David Alston, Jr. appeared at the luncheon. The intrigued students took full advantage of his presence by asking numerous questions as he provided valuable information to help them move to the next stage with their education, career path, and life in general.
The MABLSA Regional Convention provides a wonderful opportunity for their members to connect with other scholars from across the region, perform pro-bono community service, participate in advocacy competitions, and engage in workshops related to professionalism.
The ODBA was honored to participate in this and looks forward to being more involved with MABLSA. Many thanks are extended to our President-Elect, Jane Reynolds, who coordinated ODBA’s participation, and our Executive Committee members and members who attended.