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GWAC honors Yaida Ford with Trailblazer of 2018 Award

On December 9, 2018, the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Women Lawyer’s Division of the National Bar Association bestowed the prestigious Trailblazer award to three attorneys. One of them was Yaida O. Ford, managing principal of Ford Law Pros P.C. in Washington, D.C.  At the ceremony, Ford spoke of her commitment to serving the voiceless in our nation, particularly women of color who find themselves experiencing abrupt destabilization due to sexual harassment in the workplace.  She encouraged young lawyers to “get in the ring” and fight against big law firms who represent corporations in disputes over sexual harassment and discrimination.  Ford, who secured a verdict against two corporate defendants last year, is now preparing for a jury trial against Paul Public Charter School, a DC-area school for students in grades 7-12, whose administration allegedly permitted staff to falsify the grades of hundreds of students to boost its tier rating within DC’s charter school system.  Trial is set to begin on April 29, 2019 in D.C. Superior Court before Judge Heidi Pasichow.