The American Bar Association Celebrates Diversity and the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The ABA Offices (Chicago and DC) will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, as we join our nation in celebrating this man and his legacy.
Today - The King Holiday is celebrated in U.S. installations and is observed by local groups in more than 100 other nations.
The King Holiday should highlight remembrance and celebration and should encourage people everywhere to reflect on the principles of nonviolent social change and racial equality as espoused by Martin Luther King, Jr. It should be a day of community and humanitarian service, and interracial corporation.
Coretta Scott King
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2017 MLK Keynote Speaker
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC DEFENDER
Jeff Adachi is the Public Defender of the City and County of San Francisco. As the only elected Public Defender in the state of California, and one of few elected public defenders in the United States, Mr. Adachi oversees an office of 93 lawyers and 60 support staff. The office represents over 23,000 people each year who are charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses. The office provides a panoply of innovative programs to its clients, including Drug Court, Clean Slate expungement services, and a full-service juvenile division. The office also has one of the country’s top intern programs for law students and graduates.