Hoffler sworn in as National Bar Association’s 78th president
The National Bar Association (NBA) swore in Tricia “CK” Hoffler as its 78th president July 29.
“I am so honored to take on this position and to lead this magnificent organization at this tumultuous time in our country,” said Hoffler, CEO of the Atlanta-based The CK Hoffler Firm who is licensed in five state, including being a member of The Florida Bar since 1999. “I know the power of NBA members across America and around the world. We have already hit the ground running; as our lawyers are ready, willing, and able to elevate their leadership in addressing the pandemics that plague our communities.
As the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges, the NBA represents the interests of approximately 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students. The president is elected by the membership to be the voice of the collective concerns of the African American legal community and spearheads initiatives reflective of the collective conscience of the organization.
During the NBA’s annual convention, held virtually due to national COVID-19 health safety restrictions, Hoffler charted a vision to fight three pandemics plaguing the black community: COVID-19, police brutality, and election suppression.
Hoffler has been a member of the NBA since she was a law student at Georgetown University and noted the important role of young lawyers in meeting the NBA’s mission. Hoffler also said the issues lawyers confront today are global and she intends to build closer alliances with affinity lawyer and social justice organizations.