Hiring a lawyer can be a frustrating process. Finding a qualified attorney takes time. Moreover, lawyers cost money. Given the emotional and financial costs, it’s no wonder many people decide to handle their legal matters themselves. These pressures are sharply felt by African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. A recent ABA study found […]
The end of December often causes us to make or renew promises to stop bad habits, lose weight, spend more time with family, or otherwise be better. But as you make New Year’s resolutions for your personal life, don’t forget you may need to make changes in your business life as well. For most solo […]
It’s no secret that the legal profession continues to struggle with racial diversity. Sadly, it’s still far too common for Black attorneys to be “the only one” in the courtroom, at a conference, or even at a firm. But despite the struggles, Black attorneys have persevered. We practice in several areas and in many cities. […]
Diversity in the legal profession often proceeds in a “one step forward, two steps back” fashion. Over the past few decades, the number of students of color in American law schools has steadily increased. Though one would expect that a more diverse applicant pool would translate into a more diverse legal workforce, legal employers – […]
Most Americans know very little about international law. In fact, according to numerous polls, most Americans believe that foreign affairs should take a backseat to domestic concerns. However, African Americans can ill afford to ignore international law and human rights. Many areas of international law address the issues that African Americans face each day. Both […]
It’s often said that the holidays are the most stressful time of the year. If this is true, any lawyer should be well-prepared to handle whatever the holidays bring. Law is one of the most stressful professions in America. While all attorneys experience stress, life as an African American attorney presents additional challenges. This […]
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