The legal profession demands a level of time and devotion that can stress even the calmest person. Moreover, African American attorneys face many challenges that make succeeding in the profession an even more stressful proposition. A mentor can help new (and seasoned) attorneys navigate the profession with less stress. While the legal profession should […]
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. […]
If you’re a lawyer, you’ve clearly met a few law professors. You may have even considered becoming a professor yourself. Nevertheless, you may not know how or where to begin the process of becoming a law professor. This entry will provide some direction. It will provide valuable tips for African-American applicants as they navigate […]
At this time of year, those who graduated from law school in May are anxiously anticipating two things: getting their bar results and starting their new jobs. Law school is an excellent training ground, but even the best law schools can’t fully prepare you for the reality of legal practice. The realities of this profession […]
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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