L. Michael Flanagan Appointed to Serve on Board of Cook Co. Bar Assn.
Congratulations to Corboy & Demetrio Attorney L. Michael Flanagan who has been selected to serve on the Board of the Cook County Bar Association for 2019-2020. The CCBA is the oldest bar association of African-American lawyers in the country.
The CCBA began in 1896 when a group of Black lawyers held informal meetings to address discrimination in public accommodations and other racial issues facing Freedman and women during that time, according to the association’s website.
The group later focused on electing representatives, as well as housing and employment. Responding to the need for professionally trained legal minds to challenge civil and moral violations of the law and to promote the principles of equality and justice for all regardless of race, the Cook County Bar Association was born in 1914, making it the oldest bar association of African-American lawyers in the country.
More information about the Cook County Bar Association can be found here.