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Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford: Creating Meaningful and Lasting Change

Throughout the years, lawyers have dedicated their unique skills and knowledge to ensure that our communities are healthy, humane and just. Specifically, the duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice and provide service to the community. This program explores this dual duty and explore how young lawyers can be empowered to find their own unique and meaningful way to impact their respective communities through service and social advocacy.

Join us for a candid conversation with Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford highlighting the necessity of meaningful social justice, equitable representation, and elevating young lawyers in community service.

Attorney General Ford was elected the first African-American attorney general for Nevada in 2018. Before being elected Attorney General Ford served as the Majority Leader of the Nevada State Senate. Attorney General Ford earned his B.A. from Texas A&M University in Interdisciplinary Studies and his M.A. in International Education from George Washington University. He also earned an M.A. in Educational Administration, his law degree and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The Ohio State University.

This conversation served as the Opening Plenary of the ABA Young Lawyers Division virtual conference, Lead the Way: The Importance of Civic Engagement by Young Lawyers, on May 26, 2021. The host is Christopher Brown, 2020-2021 Chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division.