Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession

When it comes to diversity, the legal profession lags far behind other industries.  Currently, though there are nearly 1.4 million attorneys in the country, only five percent are African American.  While there several factors contribute to the lack of diversity, implicit bias in the legal profession is part of the problem.   What is Implicit […]

A Shockingly High Number of Law Firms Have NO Associates of Color

In 2018, every law major law firm (and many of the minor ones) has a policy on diversity.  Firms tout their diversity initiatives to attract clients and new attorneys.  Despite these efforts, diversity continues to elude some firms.  In fact, at some law firms, diversity is so elusive that there are no associates of color […]

Five Areas of the Law that Musicians Should Know

  Each June, America celebrates African American Music Appreciation Month.  The month highlights the contributions of the many famous African American artists who have enriched American culture.  However, artists at all levels -famous or not – must protect themselves legally.  All working musicians and performers need to know to the law to ensure that they […]

Fathers’ Legal Rights: What You Need to Know

  This weekend, Americans will take a moment to celebrate the men that raised them.   Though fathers in years past were known for being hands-off, today’s fathers are more involved in their children’s lives than fathers of prior generations.   In fact, a majority of today’s dads want to spend more time with their children.  However, […]

What You Need to Know about the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Decision

  Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in Husted v. A. Phillip Randolph Institute.  The case challenged an Ohio law that allows the state to remove (or “purge”) persons who fail to vote from its registered voter list.  In yesterday’s ruling, the Court ruled that the Ohio law did not […]

Top 5 Reasons to Join a Minority Bar Association

Though lawyers were present in America from the very beginning, the first African American lawyers were not admitted until the 1840s.  Instead of welcoming Black lawyers into the profession, white attorneys carefully excluded them from bar associations that could aid their careers.  Rather than accept defeat, the enterprising African American attorneys formed bar associations of […]

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