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  • Appellate Lawyer of the Week: John Payton

    6/28/11

     The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund celebrated its 70th anniversary at a National Archives event June 21, with President and Director-Counsel John Payton calling the fund the nation's "first civil rights firm." 

  • LDF Celebrated 70th Anniversary at the National Archives

    6/24/11

    What do President Barack Obama, USAG Eric Holder, EEOC chair Jackie Berrien, and Williams & Connolly’s David Kendall have in common? At some point, they were all affiliated with the NAACP LDF (Legal Defense and Education Fund). We were on hand for LDF’s 70th anniversary on Tuesday at the National Archives.

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  • LDF issues joint letter urging Attorney General to reject proposed changes to Florida's Election Laws

    6/17/11

    [New York]--Today, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. ("LDF"), the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators, and the NAACP Florida State Conference issued a joint letter urging the Attorney General to reject proposed changes to Florida's Election Laws.

  • D.C. Legal Aid Hires Chinh Le As New Legal Director

    6/09/11

    The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia announced today that it has hired long-time civil rights attorney Chinh Le as its new legal director.

    Le has led the civil rights division of the New Jersey attorney general's office since July 2009. Previously, Le was on the faculty of Seton Hall Law School, served as an assistant counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and worked as an associate in Jenner Block’s New York office.

  • LDF Pushes for Fair Method of Electing Judges in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

    6/07/11

    Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) urged the Louisiana State Legislature to adopt House Bill 582 which would provide all voters an equal opportunity to elect judges of their choice by creating a fair election system for the Thirty-Second Judicial District in Terrebonne Parish.