Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, Ohio

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23rd Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet

Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Westin Hotel Cincinnati
The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC) invites you to support our Twenty Third Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet. We expect more than 300 people to attend the Banquet, which will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in the Fountain Room of the Westin Cincinnati, 21 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. The reception starts at 6:00 p.m., followed by a great dinner, awards presentation, and music. The Black Lawyers Association Of Cincinnati is delighted to announce that our distinguished honoree at this year's banquet is the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. Each year at the Banquet, BLAC awards the following three Scholarships to deserving law students: * The Theodore M. Berry Scholarship is given to a University of Cincinnati African-American law student in recognition of the former mayor's political, civic, and legal achievements. * The William A. McClain Scholarship was first awarded during our 1995 banquet, and is funded by the BLAC and the Cincinnati Bar Foundation. It is presented to an African-American Cincinnati resident attending any accredited law school who demonstrates leadership potential and dedication to the community. * The Jack Sherman, Jr. Scholarship will be presented to a worthy African-American law student attending the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Individual tickets are $70.00. For electronic, credit card or check payment information, contact Lynee Campos, (513) 604-3894,, John M. Williams, (513) 791-7919,, or Nancy Stewart, 513.243.0825 ,

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Brian C. Thomas

1900 Fifth Third Center, 511 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Fields of Practice:

Human Resources & Employee Benefits, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appeals, Business Litigation, Union Issues, Workers' Compensation

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BLAC Continues Its Mission

Welcome to your online access to the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC). The BLAC is a professional organization that is rich in history and is committed to seeing that all lawyers in the Cincinnati area, regardless of race, color, creed, or sex are given the opportunity to share equally in the legal profession. While we strive to improve the administration of justice in our community, we also seek to work with national, state and local bar associations in solving problems which are peculiar to all Black lawyers.

Our current membership includes judges, lawyers, law students and many others who are committed to the diversification and progression of our legal community. As we embark on the BLAC's present and future work, we want to sincerely thank you for your interest in the BLAC. Your help is what makes our continued success possible. We invite you to explore our new website and we look forward to working with you.

BLAC, an affiliate of the National Bar Association, is a not-for-profit corporation whose goals are:

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