Each February, Americans celebrate Black History Month. Since the beginning, African Americans have worked, written, sung, struggled, marched, painted, invented, and done many other things in the hopes of making America a truly great nation for all its citizens. But despite our many contributions, most Americans know little about Black History. Sadly, the same […]
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 […]
As previously written on this blog, the legal profession struggles with diversity. Though savvy recruiters are trying to find creative ways to find talented attorneys of color, experts warn that simply expanding the recruitment process may not be enough to diversify the profession. Some recommend that recruiters take additional steps to eliminate bias from […]
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 – […]
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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