Greetings MCBA Members
Saturday, September 27, 2014, MCBA will be co-sponsoring an Empowerment Summit for the community at Greater St. Mark Family Church from 9:30AM - 4:00PM. There will be an open session at which attendees can communicate directly with local law enforcement on issues of concern. There will also be workshops to attend concerning voter education, knowing your rights and fundamental information on how to properly prepare for and navigate your way through the court systems. For more information, please click here.
Mound City Bar Association is committed to supporting the community, after the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown which occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. He was killed after being shot multiple times by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. On August 11, the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened a civil rights investigation of the fatal shooting, and the next day, President Obama issued a statement committing federal resources to investigatory efforts.
In light of the seriousness of this issue, we have developed a list of our attorneys who are available to assist eye-witnesses to this tragedy, at no cost. If you or someone you know may need legal assistance, please text or call Executive Board Member, Chalana Oliver at 314-283-3867.
On Sunday August 17, 2014, the National Bar Association, in collaboration and support with MCBA, held a Rally and March concerning the latest events in Ferguson. The event commenced at 3:00pm and was held at Greater Grace Church, located at 3690 Pershall Road, St. Louis, MO 63135.
A meeting from which the press took statements was held near Ferguson City Hall on August 14, 2014. Our MCBA members, including President Kendra Howard and other members of the Executive Board met and discussed legal issues related to the shooting with a consideration of the future aftermath on the commmunity. To view a photo from the meeting, please click here.
On August 23, 2014, several MCBA members and volunteers assisted with canvasing the Ferguson neighborhood, dissimentating voter registration information and our "Know Your Rights" brochure. This effort, which is referred to as "Boots on the Ground", was repeated on August 30, 2014, after an extremely positive response from the Furgeson community. To view the brochure, please click here. To view photos taken from the 23rd, please click here.
To view some of our latest press releases, pleadings and news articles, please click on the following links:
Please find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/moundcitybar and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @moundcitybar for the latest Brown shooting developments. Also, please plan on joining us for our upcoming General Body Meeting for more information and volunteer opportunities.