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This co-authored article documents the establishment of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) Archive in 2011 at the Wiener-Rogers Law Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, which may be the first of its kind in the nation. The LVNBA archive was established in cooperation with the LVNBA, the local affiliate of the National Bar Association, which is the nation’s oldest minority bar and largest national association of over 44,000 predominately African-American lawyers, judges, professors, and law students. Materials donated by the LVNBA and its members document the role of African-American lawyers and judges in the Nevada legal community, in particular those who were trailblazers in Nevada jurisprudence and government. It includes a significant oral history collection. The article is part of a special Black History Month issue of the Nevada Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Nevada. That issue highlights the achievements and contributions of African-American lawyers in Nevada. The project that resulted in the publication of this Black History Month issue was a joint venture between the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association and the State Bar of Nevada.

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Nev. Law., Feb. 2012, at 54.