Paulette Brown, a partner in Edwards Wildman's Labor & Employment Practice and the firm's Chief Diversity Officer, has been nominated to become the president of the American Bar Association in 2015, reported various media outlets. If elected, Brown would be the first woman of color to serve as ABA President.
The ABA Journal's article, "New Jersey Lawyer Expected to Be First Woman of Color to Lead the ABA", the Star-Ledger's article, "N.J. Lawyer is First Woman of Color Slated to Lead the American Bar Association," Madison Eagle's article, "Madison Law Partner in Line to Lead American Bar Association," Law360's article, "NJ Labor Atty Slated As 1st Minority Woman To Head ABA," and the New Jersey Law Journal's article, "New Jersey Labor Lawyer to Be First Minority Woman to Head ABA", discussed Brown's legal career and her role as a longtime advocate for diversity. Brown was also featured on a video segment on NJTV, "New Jersey Attorney Could Be the First Woman of Color to Lead the American Bar Association."
With more than 400,000 members, the ABA is charged with establishing academic standards for law schools and overseeing model ethical codes for the legal profession.