In brief: Johnnie Cochran speaks in UK

The Society of Black Lawyers has confirmed that OJ Simpson defence lawyer Johnnie Cochran will be speaking at a conference on 18 November. The high profile attorney is set to speak at the Commonwealth Institute and later that day at the SBL's West Midlands chapter meeting. Tickets for the Birmingham events can be obtained from Errol Robinson on 0121-643 4121. On the following Monday he will speak at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill, London. More information from the SBL on 0171-274 4000.