The Groom Law Group Diversity Committee would like to take this opportunity to update our clients on a variety of diversity events in which we have been involved during the Fall of 2010. Nation’s Best Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 Groom attorneys Christy Tinnes and Will Wilder attended the National Bar Association’s first annual Nation’s Best Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 Gala in August 2010. The Gala, co-sponsored by DC-based non-profit IMPACT, was held in New Orleans, LA, during the National Bar Association’s 85th Annual Convention. At the Gala, the NBA and IMPACT honored those attorneys who were chosen, through a rigorous voting and selection process, as the nation’s best African American advocates under the age of 40. Will Wilder served on the host committee for the event, and Groom sponsored a table. Secretary Election to the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Will Wilder, a Groom attorney and member of the Diversity Committee, was elected Secretary of the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (NBA-YLD) at the National Bar Association’s 85th Annual Convention held in New Orleans August 9-13, 2010. The NBA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African American lawyers and judges. In his position, Will will not only serve as the Secretary, but also as an ex-oficio member of the NBA-YLD’s Bylaws Committee.