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Attorneys Elected to Leadership Roles for George W. Crawford Black Bar Association

April 18, 2012

Chasity V. Roberts, Clarisse N. Thomas and Latonia C. Williams have all been elected to serve in Executive Board positions for the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association for 2012-2013. Crawford is a volunteer, state-wide organization that consists primarily of judges, law professors, attorneys and law students in the State of Connecticut and undertakes initiatives related to the practice of law (including professional development, networking, student mentoring and education, service to the community and outreach). In addition, Crawford serves as a central source of information on diversity issues within the legal profession.

All of the Shipman & Goodwin attorneys serving on Crawford’s Board demonstrate commitment both to the law and the association. Chasity Roberts was elected as a first-time member of the Board of Directors, and is a member of the Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense Group. Clarisse Thomas, a member of the firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment groups, was re-elected as Secretary. Latonia Williams, who practices in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights and Litigation, was re-elected to the organization’s Board of Directors.

“We are proud to have our attorneys in leadership roles with this important organization,” said Scott L. Murphy, the firm’s Managing Partner. Crawford is an affiliate of the National Bar Association and a member of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity.

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