WE RISE TOGETHER Celebrates the achievements of women in our community by the WOMEN IN LAW of the CMBA
The Delta Foundation in conjunction with THE WOMEN IN LAW section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association celebrated women in our community and the legacy of Stephanie Tubbs Jones. The STEPHANIE TUBBS JONES LEGACY AWARD was bestowed on Dr. Betty K. Pinkney, Esq on Friday March 8th at the WE RISE TOGETHER program by the Honorable Alison Nelson Floyd with introductions by the Honorable Mable Jasper. All women are members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
GCDFLDC recognized Dr. Betty Pinkney for her extensive community service including her volunteerism and prolific mentorship to others in her field of law.
Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Dr. Pinkney received her bachelor’s degree from Central State University, Masters Degree from Case Western Reserve University, Juris Doctorate Degree from Cleveland State University, Marshal College of Saw and a doctorate degree from Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. Attorney Pinkney's barr admissions include the Supreme Court of the United States, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Pinkney served as the District Director for the office of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, mentoring her leadership throughout her career.
STEPHANIE TUBBS JONES was a Democratic politician and member of the United States House of Representatives. She represented the 11th District of Ohio, which encompasses most of downtown and eastern Cleveland and many of the eastern suburbs in Cuyahoga County, including Euclid, Cleveland Heights, and Shaker Heights.
She was the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress from Ohio. Tubbs Jones was a co-chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tubbs Jones graduated from the city's Collinwood High School. She earned an undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University, graduating with a degree in Social Work from the Flora Stone Mather College in 1971. In 1974, she earned a Juris Doctor from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Tubbs Jones was elected a judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court (1981) and subsequently served on the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County (1983–91).
She then served as the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor from 1991 until resigning in early 1999 to take her seat in Congress. Tubbs Jones passed away August 20, 2008.
GCDFLDC thanks our sponsors for this event -
LINDA DARBY EDWARDS & TERESA METCALF BEASLEY.
Event Co-Chairs -
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GCDFLDC FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE CHAIR - SARA CORPREW.
MARLON A. PRIMES, ESQ -CMBA PRESIDENT / MARSHA A. BROOKS, GCDFLDC PRESIDENT
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