Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association holds annual election

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The Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association, an African American Bar Association in Washtenaw County, held its annual election July 30.

Erane Washington is the new president, Kelechi Nnodim is vice president, Rita White will serve as treasurer, and Robyn L. McCoy is secretary. Rodrick Green and Toi Dennis will serve as Members at Large.

The Association's next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 20, at the office of Erane Washington, 2750 Carpenter Rd., #5, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

The Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association will hold an Expungement Workshop and Fair 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at New Hope Baptist Church, 218 Chapin St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

Any attorneys or law students interested in volunteering at this event should contact Robyn L. McCoy at 734-769-0001.

For more information on the VHBA, call Erane Washington at 734-769-7677.

The Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association was founded in 1991 to commemorate one of the premiere attorneys in the field of law, Vanzetti Hamilton. Hamilton was committed to equalizing access, treatment and opportunity in the legal system while addressing the special needs of people of color, women and other disenfranchised groups. Hamilton was instrumental in helping to desegregate the Willow Run School System. He served as chairman of the Ypsilanti Human Relations Commission and founded one of the first African American owned law firms in Washtenaw County in 1959.

Published: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

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