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The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation to Honor Lawyer William T. Coleman, Jr. at ABA Annual Meeting

July 21, 2014, Press releases


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CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 – The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation will present Life Fellow William T. Coleman, Jr. with the Distinguished Fellow Award on August 8, 2014 at The Fellows Opening Reception in Boston, MA. Coleman was the first African American Secretary of Transportation and a 1995 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. The August 8 reception will be held at Smith & Wollensky restaurant and is one of several events hosted by The Fellows during the 2014 American Bar Association Annual Meeting.  The reception is sponsored by the law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.

A 1946 Harvard Law School graduate, William T. Coleman, Jr. became the U.S. Supreme Court’s first black law clerk and contributed to many seminal civil rights cases, including Brown v. Board of Education. He served as Secretary of Transportation under President Gerald Ford before joining the Los Angeles law firm of O’Melveny and Meyers. In 1995, President Bill Clinton awarded Coleman the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Event details:

WHAT:           Fellows Opening Reception
WHEN:           Friday, August 8, 2014 6:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE:        Smith & Wollensky
                        Battle Room
                        101 Arlington Street
                        Boston, MA 02116

This is a ticketed event. Please click here for registration information. For general event information, contact or call 800-292-5065.

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

The American Bar Foundation’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society. Primary funding for the ABF is provided by the American Bar Endowment.


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