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You are cordially invited to one of the most significant events in the United States
celebrating Black History Month:

Living Legends:
An Afternoon with John Marshall (son of Thurgood Marshall) and
Charles Hamilton Houston, Jr.
Tuesday, February, 23, 2010
3:00 p.m. 
Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University
Moderated by School of Law Interim Dean Ken Gormley
Co-sponsored by the Homer S. Brown Law Association

This historic event, bringing together the sons of two of the most significant civil rights figures in American history, is the first time these men have come together to talk about the remarkable contributions of their fathers --- and their roles in achieving a civil rights revolution that transformed the United States and guaranteed equal justice for all.

The event will also feature the national premiere of a 15-minute film, produced by noted Pittsburgh film maker Ken Love, regarding the singular achievements of Thurgood Marshall and Charles Houston, introduced and narrated by their sons.

This event is FREE.  Please register at

Recent "Wills for Heroes" held at ACLL

On Saturday, January 30, 2010, ACLL provided facilities for Wills for Heroes, assistance to veterans to draw up wills. It was conducted by the Pro Bono section of the Bar Association. Will writing assistance for police and firemen was provided using Lexis software.  ACLL provided the meeting space, computers and printers.

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