John M. Williams, President
Gregory Q. Roberson, Treasurer
Judith A. Cothorn, Corresponding Secretary
David B. Sturkey, parliamentarian
BLAC, an affiliate of the National Bar Association, is an organization formed in 1975 with the following goals:
- To improve the administration of civil and criminal justice;
- To work with national, state, and local bar associations in solving problems which are peculiar to African American Lawyers;
- To see that all lawyers and law students in the Greater Cincinnati area, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin or gender are given the opportunity to share equally in the benefits of the legal profession; and
- To do all things necessary and incidental to the fulfillment of the purposes of this Association, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 1702.01 et seq.
Message From the President
The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (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 support the professional development of African-American lawyers in the Cincinnati community, we also seek to work with other national, state and local bar associations in solving problems which are similar to all African-American lawyers.
Our current membership includes judges, lawyers, law students and many others who are committed to the diversification and progression of our legal community. 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 share in the BLAC's rich history, and to partner with us in further advancing the organization's goals, by becoming a member of the BLAC.