Archer was presented with the Garden State Bar Association’s (GSBA) 2019 Raymond A. Brown Award at the GSBA 44th Scholarship and Awards Gala in Princeton, NJ on June 15, 2019.
Raymond A. Brown earned his law degree from Fordham Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1950. Having served in the U.S. Army as a means to pay for college, Mr. Brown became one of the first black officers in army after desegregation, eventually reaching the full rank of colonel. Mr. Brown was widely recognized for superlative professional achievement and compassion to represent individuals of all backgrounds. In addition to his legendary courtroom skills, Mr. Brown was instrumental in quelling the 1967 Newark riots. In his position as a Judge Advocate General in the New Jersey Army National Guard, Mr. Brown was able to act as a liaison between the National Guard and Newark residents. In 2010, the “Garden State Bar Award” was renamed the Raymond A. Brown Award in honor of this attorney, whose service to the community and unique application of legal skills have improved and enhanced the African American experience in New Jersey and beyond. Archer has received this award for its professional achievements and commitment to the community.
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