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Meet the speakers: 2018 Pan-African Women Forum, New York City

June 08, 2018 at 10:35 am | Women

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

June 08, 2018 at 10:35 am | Women

Yodit Tewolde (TX)

TV Commentator, Legal Analyst, Attorney

Yodit Tewolde is a nationally renowned criminal defense attorney and legal analyst. As the founder/managing attorney of her firm, Yodit has built a practice focused on providing client-centered, aggressive legal representation of individuals facing criminal prosecution. Yodit has been a member of the Texas Bar since 2010. Since then, Yodit has dedicated her entire legal career to the practice of criminal law. Following several years of prosecuting cases in both the adult and juvenile systems, Yodit transitioned over to criminal defense work. It wasn’t long before Yodit was recognized as one of the nation’s top lawyers under 40 by the National Bar Association. With an established career as a trial attorney and staunch advocate for criminal justice reform, Yodit’s legal expertise has been an asset for media outlets. She frequently appears on networks such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox news and HLN to provide legal analysis on high-profile cases and hot-button issues. Yodit earned her juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center. While in law school, Yodit served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and minor in Communications from Texas A&M University.

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