In brief: Top speakers to address race hate conference

US Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder will headline the 25th anniversary conference of the Society of Black Lawyers next month. Other speakers at the event, the first Anglo-US conference to address race hate crimes, include Helena Kennedy QC and Johnnie Cochran. The event, which is supported by The Lawyer, will be opened by Neville Lawrence, father of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence, and will include a gala dinner at the London Hilton Hotel. To book tickets, or for further information, telephone 0171 735 6592.