July 23, 2012- Las Vegas, NV/Washington, D.C. – The National Bar Association (NBA), the largest group of African-American lawyers and judges, showed up in record numbers for their 87th Annual Convention and Exhibits at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, July 14th-19th.  More than 1,300 guests filled meeting rooms to listen to the best and brightest on various issues including voter empowerment, gaming law, corporate leadership, education and more.  “I am pleased at the display of dedication and commitment from our NBA members,” says Demetris Cheatham, executive director. “Their willingness to share information and work collectively as a body is encouraging and admirable.  With the leadership of our executive team, we will continue to grow and make an impact throughout the nation.”

About the National Bar Association:

The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. It represents approximately 44,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students and has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. For additional information about the National Bar Association, visit www.nationalbar.org.