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The internationally acclaimed Newark Boys Chorus School (NBCS) will host its 2012 “Lawyers Leading the Way” Annual Breakfast on Friday, February 10th, from 8:00am - 10:00am at The Newark Club, One Newark Center. Keynote speaker for the fundraising event is noted attorney Raymond M. Brown, Esq

“Lawyers Leading the Way” was launched by NBCS in 2011 to provide an opportunity for both alumni and other members of the legal profession to support the school. NBCS is a 42-year-old arts and academic institution located in downtown Newark, serving youngsters in grades 4 through 8 from the Greater Newark community.

Each year the school educates approximately 80 students, all young men. While attending NBCS, the students study a general academic and arts curriculum which is highlighted by the opportunity to travel abroad for performances. The youngsters develop confidence, poise and discipline during their time at NBCS, and many of the school’s 530 graduates have gone on to attend prep schools, usually on generous scholarships. Over 90% of graduates then attend college and enjoy successful careers as lawyers, corporate vice presidents, school administrators and musicians. Many come back to visit and speak at the school as alumni, giving back to the institution that gave so much to them.

The funds raised by the "Lawyers Leading the Way" event will provide scholarships for talented students who cannot afford annual tuition; more than 60% of NBCS students are in need of financial aid.

The NBCS Board of Trustees is honored to have Raymond M. Brown, Esq. as Keynote Speaker for this year’s breakfast. Mr. Brown is a partner at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, a leading New Jersey law firm with offices in Woodbridge and Roseland. A high profile criminal defense attorney with an international legal practice, Mr. Brown is also a leading figure in a developing area of the law related to the regulation and enforcement of business requirements for human rights compliance. He is host of the Emmy Award-winning New Jersey Network television program "Due Process,” a Visiting Professor and Research Scholar at Seton Hall University School of Law, and the recipient of numerous legal industry accolades. He is also the published author of articles on a variety of legal topics, including human rights due diligence and related issues.

Media Contacts:

Brie Kalenich, Director of Development
Newark Boys Chorus School
973-621-8900 or (717) 577-3990

Diana Parker, Director of Business Development
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP