On August 9, 2019, the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA) hosted the 2019 Women’s Bar Leadership Summit: Accelerating the ‘Change’ Reaction in San Francisco, California. Past NCWBA President and Mississippi Native Amanda Alexander interviewed Past ABA President Paulette Brown regarding her leadership, her legacy and accelerating change for women of color in the bar. The Past ABA President, the first woman of color to serve as President of the ABA has been honored on countless occasions for her commitment to equality and unparalleled fights for fairness throughout her career and in positions of leadership.
Amanda Alexander leads a firm of litigators who defend a wide range of cases, including representing insurance carriers, businesses and public entities in the areas of commercial litigation, general litigation, premises liability, workers’ compensation, labor and employment law and all areas of civil litigation in Jackson, Mississippi. Additionally, the firm practices in the areas of family law, including wills and estates. Alexander Law, P.A. is the only civil defense firm of its size led by an African American woman in the state of Mississippi and the only NAMWOLF (National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firm) firm headquartered in the state of Mississippi. Alexander Law, P.A. is dedicated to supporting the participation and involvement of our attorneys and staff in professional, social, community, and charitable organizations that encourage and promote diversity and inclusiveness.
Amanda is committed to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the community both locally and nationally, including serving as Commissioner of the Mississippi Bar, Past President of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Association and an Executive Committee Member of the Mississippi College Board of Trustees Amanda is the first and only Mississippian to serve as President of the NCWBA. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association.
For more information on the NCWBA and the 2019 Women’s Bar Leadership Summit: Accelerating the ‘Change’ Reaction, go to www.ncwba.org. The Summit was held in San Francisco on August 8-9, 2019, in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting.