2015 Black History Month Celebration
The Minorities in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONTEST. The purpose of this competition is to showcase and share the knowledge of our youth and encourage excellence in writing by New Jersey high school students.
This year, New Jersey high school students were asked to write a speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding the Dominican Republic's policy of ethnic denationalization of its citizens of Haitian descent.
Click here for a detailed description of the essay topic and contest rules.
- Qualifying essays must be submitted by midnight, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
- Essay finalists and runners-up will be announced by noon, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
- Students must confirm their attendance and participation in the trivia contest by Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.
Students who submit an essay will qualify for the opportunity to compete in a Black History Trivia Contest on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at the New Jersey Law Center to compete for the following cash prizes:
First Place $250.00 Gift Card
Second Place $150.00 Gift Card
Third Place $100.00 Gift Card
Runners-up $25.00 Gift Card
Students: Click here to print the Study Guide for the trivia contest.
Each contestant will also receive a certificate of merit for their participation. All prizes will be presented to the students on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at the New Jersey Law Center.
Black History Month
2015 Program and Trivia Contest
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
Featured Visual Artist
Music by the Trenton High School Orchestra
Trivia Contest hosted by Steve G. Hockaday
Brach Eichler, LLP
Day Pitney, LLP
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP
Lindabuary McCormick Estabrook & Cooper
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA
Skey & Bhattacharya, LLC
Skoloff & Wolfe, PC
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA
Asian Pacific American Lawyes Association
Association of Black Women Lawyers
Caribbean Bar Association of New Jersey
Garden State Bar Association
Haitian American Lawyers Association of New Jersey
Hispanic Bar Association
Korean American Bar Association of New Jersey
New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association
South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey