Juan Thomas '96 has been selected as the President of the National Bar Association. According to a press release from the ABA, he took office as the 75th President of the NBA this summer during the organization's annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.
The National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African-American legal professionals. It has 84 affiliate chapters throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa, and the Caribbean. The NBA represents a professional network of more than 65,000 lawyers, judges, educators, and law students.
Thomas is the founder of The Thomas Law Group in Aurora, Illinois. He has served in many capacities at the NBA, most recently as Vice President. Thomas also serves as the General Counsel of the 100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc., and is the minister of the Men’s Ministry at St. John AME Church in Aurora, Illinois. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Mutual Ground Inc., the Cook County Bar Association, and the A+ Foundation for the West Aurora School District #129.