The Marion County Bar Association has launched a Facebook page and Twitter account for the purpose of increasing awareness of the organization and directing people to its website, www.mcbaindy.org.
Felicia Howells, MCBA president, said the MCBA has had a website for some time, but members realized that many people might not be aware of it. She said she hopes the Facebook and Twitter accounts, created a few weeks ago, will bring more users to the website.
The MCBA has been planning events for 2012 in honor of its 70th anniversary. However, Howells said that because the organization was actually established in 1925 as the Marion County Lawyers’ Club, it has decided to make 2012 the bar’s 87th anniversary. The club adopted the MCBA name in 1942.
Howells said that 2012 will mark the first year the MCBA has staged a golf outing, which is being planned in conjunction with the James Kimbrough Bar Association. Details about other events will be posted on the MCBA website as they become available.
The MCBA was established as a direct result of exclusionary policies practiced by white contemporary associations. According to the MCBA, prior to 1952 the American Bar Association would not accept African-American lawyers as members.