Minority Trial Lawyer

About the Committee

Mission

The Minority Trial Lawyer Committee serves as a resource for litigation and business development strategies as well as a career network for minority litigators, in-house counsel and law students. The Committee fosters professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy and community involvement while also facilitating discussions about diversity and the law.

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Message from the Chairs

Dear Members:

We welcome you to the 2020–2021 bar year and look forward to serving as your Cochairs of the Minority Trial Lawyer Committee! This is a very challenging time for everyone physically, emotionally, socially, and politically. In the midst of these challenges, we are dedicated to finding opportunities to serve you as our members and our communities by offering resources where we can engage and participate in meaningful discussion and action around these issues. Even though we are working virtually this year, we wish to offer new and innovative ways to connect with each other.

For our incoming members, our mission is to serve as a resource for minority litigators, in-house counsel, and law students. To that end, we highly encourage our new and existing members to not only participate in events but also engage with us on substantive issues by contributing to articles and practice points as well as taking part in roundtables and sound advice to help build and develop your professional profiles across the ABA and all legal industries.

For this new term, we have several openings for chair and/or cochair positions. These positions are listed below. We encourage you to consider applying for these positions. As heads of these subcommittees, you will find the work to be professionally and personally rewarding.

Chair and/or Cochair Positions Available for the Following Subcommittees:

  1. Membership
  2. Website/Communications
  3. Newsletter
  4. Diversity

If you are interested in any of these positions as chairs and/or cochairs, please contact either Aaron ClayAlexander Wharton, or Tiffany Shimada

We look forward to working with you and we want to hear from you and how best we can serve your needs.

Alexander Wharton
The Wharton Law Firm
Memphis, TN

Aaron Clay
Finnegan
Washington, D.C.

Tiffany Shimada
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Salt Lake City, UT


Subcommittees

Overview

There are plenty of opportunities to participate—including current openings for chair positions—and we encourage you to contribute your input, energy, and commitment to a subcommittee(s). The committee chairs find work with the committee to be professionally and personally rewarding, providing opportunities to network with, and learn from, minority attorneys across the nation, and we believe you will, too.

Active Subcommittees

  1. Business Development
  2. Membership
  3. Newsletter
  4. Pipeline
  5. Programming
  6. Website

Find contact information for committee and subcommittee chairs:

» ABA Online Directory


Committee Leadership

Cochairs

Alexander Wharton
The Wharton Law Firm
Memphis, TN

 

Aaron Clay
Finnegan
Washington, D.C.

Tiffany Shimada
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Salt Lake City, UT

Articles Editors

Sandy Huynh
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons L.L.P.
Houston, TX

 

 

Practice Points Editors

Leonard Wills
Presidential Management Fellow

Programming Subcommittee Chair

J. Leon Peace, Jr.

Young Advocate Outreach Subcommittee Chair 

Gerard Belfort

 

 

Ankura Partner

Lindsey Kreisher