March 29, 2019

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to speak at ABA meeting in Baltimore

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2019 — Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform, will give the luncheon keynote at the American Bar Association 2019 Spring Conference on April 12 in Baltimore at 11:45 a.m.

Cummings, who represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the House, has led current investigations involving the president and White House. He works to ensure efficiency in federal government actions and identifies reforms that prevent waste, fraud and abuse. He will speak about his Congressional experience and the ongoing effects of institutional and cultural racism against African Americans in Baltimore and beyond.

What:  
 
2019 Spring CLE Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, Section of Civil Rights and  Social Justice, Section of Public Contract Law, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law the Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

When: 
Thursday-Sunday,
April 11-14

Where:
Royal Sonesta Hotel
550 Light Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202

A dinner from 8-9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, will feature a keynote by state’s attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn Mosby. She is the youngest chief prosecutor of any major American city. The dinner will be held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture.

Other officials presenting at the conference include Aisha Braveboy, state’s attorney, Prince George’s County, William Jawando, councilmember, Montgomery County Council, John “Johnny O” Olszewski, Jr., Baltimore county executive, Brian Frosh, Maryland attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon attorney general, Delegate Steve Lafferty, District 42A, Maryland House of Delegates, Charles E. Sydnor, III, delegate, Maryland House of Delegates, 44th District, Pamila J. Brown, administrative judge, District Court of Maryland, Joe Drayton, president, National Bar Association, Bob Carlson, president, American Bar Association, and Judy Perry Martinez, president-elect, American Bar Association.

Programming includes sessions on the opioid drug crisis, survivor re-entry, human trafficking, sexual assault in college sports, discrimination in Maryland housing, affordable housing, domestic violence, city budget planning, police brutality, mass incarceration, minority DBE/MBE contracting set aside programs, and voter turnout.

A complete agenda of the program can be found online. This event is open to members of the media but pre-registration is necessary. To register, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at betsy.adeboyejo@americanbar.org.

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