William R. Ming, Jr. was a trailblazer, a central – and some would say unsung – figure of the Civil Rights Movement, and one of the greatest legal minds in the last century. During his career as an attorney
This is the easiest of the hard part. That is what I told an audience of hundreds of men and women who attended an event in Chicago last weekend to access legal help in getting their criminal and/or court records sealed and expunged.
This week I had the privilege of speaking at Hillsborough Community College’s annual Black, Brown and College Bound Summit, in Tampa Bay. Each year, the event is held to highlight the importance of higher education, but also to address and discuss barriers that can prevent young people from going to college and getting a degree.
Last weekend, while in town for a court appearance and for a speaking engagement at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, I had the pleasure of talking with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell and being featured in her Sunday column. We had a wide-ranging conversation spanning the details of my wrongful conviction, how and why I decided to become an attorney, and the creation of my law firm.