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Ayanna Jenkins-Toney Recognized as the 2018 Kwixuan Maloof Solo Practitioner of the Year by the California Association of Black Lawyers

Ayanna Jenkins Toney

National Black Lawyers member Ayanna Jenkins-Toney, founder and senior partner at the Law Offices of Ayanna Jenkins-Toney, has been recongnized by the California  Association of Black Lawyers as the “Solo Practitioner of the Year” in 2018. A highly decorated award … Continue reading

The ‘Jim Crow Era’ has passed, but the Fight for $15 must still take on the ‘Jim Crow Economy’

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A coalition of civil rights groups have filed a law suit against the city of Birmingham that links a three-year battle to raise the city’s minimum wage with the Alabama’s racist heritage. CNN reports that Birmingham became the first city … Continue reading

DC city council member apologizes for making inadvertently racist comments

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Washington, DC council member Trayvon White Sr. issued an apology after receiving public backlash for comments he made in a video he posted on social media implying that the DC weather was controlled by the Rothschilds, a European Jewish banking … Continue reading

Starbucks CEO wants to meet 2 men arrested in Philadelphia store

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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson says the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks was “wrong” and “reprehensible,” and says he hopes to meet with the men soon, The Washington Post reports. The manager of the Starbucks no longer … Continue reading

Contract-for-deed: A house you can buy, but never own

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Zachary Anderson realized too late he was not actually the owner of the Atlanta home that he thought he purchased. Records showed the owner as Harbour Portfolio VII LP. It turned out that Anderson had entered into a “contract-for-deed,” a … Continue reading

MLK’s protest against a racist court system

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Sixty years ago, on Easter Sunday 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. led a “prayer pilgrimage” in Montgomery, Alabama. The pilgrimage was in protest of the death sentence handed to a young man, Jeremiah Reeves, who was executed in Alabama’s electric … Continue reading

Follow The Trial Lawyer magazine on social media!

For the latest in legal and political news and opinions, follow The Trial Lawyer magazine on social media! The Trial Lawyer is the official publication of Legal Associations Management, and it’s now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We regularly post … Continue reading

Surviving Alabama’s death row

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When he was 29, Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of the murders of two fast-food managers in Birmingham, Alabama and sentenced to death row. He was finally freed in 2015 after serving 30 years in prison for a crime he … Continue reading

ACLU Response to White House Drug Policy Proposal

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The White House announced a new proposal today for policies that respond to the opioid addiction crisis, including possibly imposing the death penalty for those charged with dealing drugs. Jesselyn McCurdy, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union Washington … Continue reading

Podcast: LinkedIn for Lawyers

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Do you and your firm have profiles on LinkedIn, and more importantly, are you getting the most out of the social network? In this On the Road podcast from the Legal Talk Network, Laurence Colletti talks to Dennis Kennedy and … Continue reading