Most Popular Cities and Practice Areas for Black Attorneys

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. […]

Best Practices for Recruiting African American Attorneys

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 – […]

The Stress of the Legal Profession: A Guide for Black Attorneys

  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 […]

Becoming a Law Professor: A Guide for Black Applicants

  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 […]

Advice for New Black Attorneys

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 […]

African American Law Students: 5 Tested Tips for Success

  Let’s not mince words: Law school is not fun. Even those enrolled at a law school with the most pleasant, welcoming students and faculty will be required to work harder and longer than they ever have in any academic setting. Because law school is so difficult, it is a very stressful experience. Unfortunately, it […]

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