04.29.05 City Club: Do Better Juries Equal Better Justice?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/14/2005 - 11:57.
04/29/2005 - 11:00

Do Better Juries Equal
Better Justice?

ABA President
Robert Grey speaks at The City Club of


CLEVELAND, OH—Robert J. Grey, president of the
American Bar Association (ABA), will discuss his work to create better justice
through better juries at noon on Friday, April 29,
, at The City Club of


A partner in the
Richmond, Va. office of Hunton & Williams,
Grey is working to improve juries through the American Jury Initiative, a
commission dedicated to educating the public on and reinvigorating the nation’s
commitment to jury service.


In addition to his jury initiative,
he is working to review, unify and update ABA programs to increase diversity in
the legal profession, to advance the ABA’s international rule of law efforts
and to safeguard the profession’s independence.


Grey has long been active in the
ABA leadership. From 1998 to 2000, he
served as chair of the policy-making House of Delegates—the association’s
second-highest office—which made him the first person of color to serve in a top
ABA office.


Grey has received several
gubernatorial appointments in Virginia, including chair of the Virginia
Alcohol Beverage Control Board, has chaired the Greater Richmond Chamber of
Commerce, and was president of the Richmond Crusade for Voters. His honors
include the United Negro College Fund’s Flame Bearer Award, Dominion Power’s
Strong Men and Women in the Community award and the Gertrude E. Rush and Wiley
A. Branton Awards from the National Bar Association.


This Friday Forum is in partnership
with the Cleveland Bar Association and The Cuyahoga County Bar Association in
celebration of Bar Association Law Day.


Tickets for this City Club Friday
Forum are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included.
Reservations are required within 24 hours of the event. They can be purchased by
calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at


Established in 1912 to encourage new
ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest
continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of
debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire
citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for
dialogue in a collegial setting.




Missy S. Toms
Director of Membership & Marketing
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl.
Cleveland, OH 44114
mtoms [at] cityclub [dot] org


City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl.