July 30th to Aug 1, 2021, A Virtual Weekend Event


About the Event Why You Should Attend This Event

FUTURE LEGAL EAGLES FLIGHT SCHOOL: NATIONAL PRE-LAW SUMMIT FOR BLACK YOUTH & PARENTS is a national three-day, weekend virtual event created especially for Black children (elementary to high school-aged) AND their parents. Now is the right time for career exploration! The earlier, the better.

Encouragement and Role Models

Encouraging Black youth to explore the possibility of pursuing law school and becoming lawyers through presenting them with and providing exposure to real-life Black law student and lawyer role models.

Raise Awareness

Raising awareness of current local, statewide, regional, and national pre-law pipeline programs created especially for elementary, middle, and high school students through a free resource listing provided to all attendees after the event. Representatives from some of these major programs will provide information to share what they do and how young people can apply!


Early Information

Providing important early information about the things that students and parents can consider and do NOW and moving forward to begin preparing to build the discipline, work ethic, and skill set needed to succeed in college, law school, and beyond.


Networking Opportunities

Providing opportunities where students and parents will be able to ask all of their burning questions and get answers on the virtual platform. The Q&A and chats will be accessible to all attendees. Student pre-law students, parents, program administrators, law students, and attorneys can all connect with one another via the Whova virtual platform before, during and after the event. So the networking and connecting opportunities can continue!


LISTEN TO THE Featured Speakers

Founder & Host

Evangeline M. Mitchell, Esq., Ed.M.

Event Founder & Organizer

Keynote Speakers

Jessica Childress, Esq.

Managing Attorney and Founder, Childress Firm PLLC, Founder and CEO, Juris Prudence LLC, Washington, DC

The Honorable Kelvin Dean Filer

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Compton Courthouse, Compton, California

Artika R. Tyner, Esq., M.P.P., Ed.D.

Founding Director, Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Honorable J. Machelle Sweeting

Acting Justice, New York State Supreme Court, New York, New York

Special Guest Speakers

Anthony Collier

Third-Year Law Student and Student Body President, University of Texas School of Law, National Chairperson, National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), Austin, Texas

Tricia “CK” Hoffler, Esq.

President, National Bar Association (2020-2021), CEO, The CK Hoffler Firm, Atlanta, Georgia

Alexi Thomas, Esq., M.B.A.

Associate, Capital Markets Team, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Children’s Book Author of “A Very Special, A Very Perfect Day”, New York, New York

Onika K. Williams, Esq.

Chair, National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC

Sharon Bridges, Esq.

Chair, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association, Associate General Counsel, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Memphis, Tennessee

The Honorable Oswald James Scott, Jr.

Administrative Law Judge, City of Houston Municipal Courts Department, Houston, Texas


Andrea Hence Evans, Esq.

Owner, The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC, Laurel, Maryland

Angela L. Dixon, Esq.

Attorney | Administrative Judge | Professor-Online | Legal, Educational Consultant, Writer | Curriculum Developer/Designer, Houston, Texas

Antonette N. Smith

Executive Director, Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization, Chicago, Illinois

Beverly Caro Dureus, Esq., Th.M., D.Min.

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas

Catherine Sims

Third-Year Law Student, St. John’s University School of Law, National Director of Community Service, National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), Queens, New York

Charles Robert Davidson, Esq., Ph.D.

Director, Pre-Law Institute and Center for Post-Graduate Opportunities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York CUNY, New York City, New York

Chibundu Nnake, J.D., M.B.A., M.A.

Experienced Leader | Political Strategist | Government Relations Specialist, Education Advocate | Strategic Solutions Generator, Washington, DC

The Honorable Dedra Davis

Judge, 270th District Court, Houston, Texas

DeWarren K. Langley, J.D., M.P.A., M.H.F.A.

Visionary & Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Foundation, Inc., Durham, North Carolina

Nichelle N. Cook, JD, MA

Education Strategist, Neurodiversity Advocate and Speaker, Practegy, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana

Jazmin Dilligard, M.L.S.

Second-Year Law Student, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Director of Community Service, Southern Region, National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), Atlanta, Georgia

Jolene Blackbourn, Esq.

Podcast Host, The Legal Learning Podcast, Lawyer, Legal Learning Center by Jolene Blackbourn, La Crescenta, California

John Crump, J.D., C.M.P., C.A.E.

Executive Director Emeritus, National Bar Association, Suitland, Maryland

Ralph Culpepper III, Esq., M.S.Ed.

Associate Attorney, Schools & Colleges Group, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Atlanta, Georgia

Scheril Murray Powell, Esq.

Agricultural, Cannabis, and Dietary Supplement Attorney, Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Adair, and Dishowitz LLP, Lake Worth, Florida

Stacie McClam, J.D., M.Ed.

Director and Producer, Author and Speaker, School Dismissed LLC, Los Angeles, California

Yolanda Ingram, Esq.

Director of Bar Support and Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University Klein School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jalyn Wells

Second-Year Law Student, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Kendra Abercrombie, J.D., M.B.A.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Chicago, Illinois

Kornicha Johnson

Second-Year Law Student, Southern University Law Center, Southwestern Regional Director of Community Service, NBLSA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ashley N. Cloud, Esq., M.B.A.

Attorney Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, DC

Preshona Ambrita Ghose, M.Ed.

Non-Traditional Educator and Creative, Washington, DC


=> Keynote Speakers
=> Special Guest Speakers
=> Flight Classes (Workshops)
=> Special Presentations
=> Book Readings/Read Alouds
=> FREE Resources including Official Souvenir Program Guide, Strategy Booklet, and Virtual Summit Notes Booklet PLUS Bonuses Including: The ABCs of Law School Acceptance and Creating Your Personal Strategic Action Plan for Law School Admission Success
=> FREE Event App – WHOVA
=> Virtual Networking Opportunities
=> Chance to Win FREE e-Books and T-Shirts . . . and MORE!

What's Going On and When Schedule of Events

Recommended Books Speaker Bookshelf

Justice Makes a Difference

The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire by Artika R. Tyner, Esq., Ed.D., M.P.P.

Lessons from Successful African American Lawyers

Practical Wisdom for Those on the Path to Lawyerhood by Evangeline M. Mitchell, Esq.

A Very Special, Very Perfect Day

by Alexi Thomas, Esq., M.B.A.

All Registrants Will Receive These Free Resources FREE RESOURCES

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Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

Children and their parents – who have an interest in law and want to learn more about preparing for the path to law school early.
It’s absolutely free!
Yes, early exposure is important. It is not too early to get them to begin thinking about their future and the things they can begin doing know to prepare to be excellent and successful.
Yes, parents and students will receive a complimentary program guide, e-books, and articles. They will be e-mailed to registrants and will be fully downloadable.
Yes. You will be able to access all sessions for up to two weeks after the event so you can go back and watch anything missed.
You will need to download the WHOVA app. You will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download. You will need to register on WHOVA and set up a profile. You can begin interacting with other registrants right away! You should download the app on BOTH your iPhone and desktop computer. You will be able to watch the event on both devices.
We appreciate the support! Please e-mail us at info@futurelegaleaglesflightschool.org.
Black Americans make up only 5% of lawyers and approximately 8% of law students. We believe that one way to address the “pipeline problem” is by exposing Black children AND their parents, mentors, family members and other caring adults to the information needed to help them to be successful IF they choose to pursue this route. We believe that the earlier they are exposed to solid, credible information, the better. Sometimes, it could potentially be “too late” if one doesn’t understand what it takes to get access to law schools and the profession – which is a highly competitive process. Likewise, it is incredibly important for our young Black people to SEE Black law students and lawyers who look like them so that they know it’s possible. We want to instill confidence and courage within them to have a growth mindset and know that this goal is possible. We also want to help fill in that “social capital” gap by giving them the ability to connect with law students and lawyers. “I didn’t know any lawyers” no longer has to be an excuse. Even more than their offering words and encouragement, their offering tips, strategies, insight, and advice will push them closer to working towards the goal of pursuing a challenging professional school program and profession.


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