Orlando, Florida – Reginald J. Mitchell, Esq. was elected Chair of the National Bar Association’s Civil Rights Section at their 80th Annual Convention in Orlando on August 5, 2005. Mitchell currently serves as the Florida Legal Counsel and Tallahassee Office Director of People For the American Way and People For the American Way Foundation.
“This is a great honor bestowed on a great attorney,” said People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas. “Reggie played an instrumental role protecting the civil rights of Floridians as Florida Election Protection Director of People For the American Way Foundation and is now in a leadership position in our effort to ensure the next justice on the United States Supreme Court protects the rights and freedoms of every American.”
“To protect the civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the United States is a fundamental objective of the National Bar Association,” Mitchell said. “I can’t think of anything more important than that. I look forward to furthering these goals in any way I can and deeply appreciate the trust placed in me to do so.”
Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest and largest association of African American and minority attorneys and judges. It represents a network of more than 25,000 lawyers and judges and has over 80 chapters and affiliated organizations throughout the United States, Canada, England, Africa and the Caribbean. For more information on the National Bar Association, please visit www.nationalbar.org.