Brother Kevin Harden, Jr., Spring 2008 initiate of the Omicron Delta Lambda chapter, was inducted president of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia on September 7, 2016. Brother Harden is a trial lawyer and former prosecutor.
“The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia plays an inimitable role as an advocate for African-American attorneys and the communities from which they come,” said Harden. “It is the highest privilege to lead a group of lawyers so dedicated to community service and shouldering the disproportionate burdens faced by Blacks in the American legal system. I am honored beyond words and will work tirelessly to maintain the Barristers’ reputation as leaders on issues of social justice and economic opportunity in the African-American and Philadelphia communities.”
Brother Harden also volunteers his time as a reading mentor with the Philadelphia Reads program and as a self-defense instructor for domestic violence victims and teenage girls in his role as a co-captain of the Philadelphia National Karate Team. Recently, he was profiled by Billy Penn as one of the next leaders of the Philadelphia legal community and as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer.