The James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club members were honorary guests at the inauguration of Paulette Brown, the American Bar Association’s (ABA) first woman president of color.
A week before the inauguration, Club members hosted Paulette on a Club tour and were able to ask questions about becoming a lawyer, her feelings about being the first woman of color elected president and what the year ahead looks like for Brown.
Friends of Paulette’s were on hand (three attorneys and a judge) to answer questions about what challenges they had to accomplish to become an attorney, successes the have accomplished in their life and if they always wanted to be in a legal profession.
Paulette extended an invitation to our Clubs members to accompany her on the ABA’s national conference held in Chicago with over 6,000 attendees present and included the Club members at the 2015 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award luncheon, Established by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession in 1991, the award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and have paved the way to success for other women lawyers.
Paulette chose Boys & Girls Clubs of America as her philanthropic interest and is visiting two Clubs per month during her 12 month appointment. Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago wishes Paulette the best in her upcoming year as ABA President!