Why Black Women Are Leaving Big Law (And What Firms Can Do About It)

A recent ABA article stated that 85 percent of female attorneys of color will leave Big Law before making partner. This shockingly high exit rate does not come from a lack of ambition. (A recent study found that many women of color have higher career ambitions than white women and men of color.) Neither are […]

Law Firm Diversity: How to Recruit and Retain Diverse Talent

The lack of diversity in the legal profession is not a new problem. Unfortunately, the crisis has existed for decades. What is new, however, is that the problem seems to be worsening. According the ABA, African American attorneys are losing ground in BigLaw.  The situation is so dire that some law firms have no partners […]

Law Firm Affinity Groups: A Key Resource for Attorneys and Firms

  As this blog has often stated, the legal profession lacks diversity. While the diversity problem affects all sectors of the profession, the situation is particularly bad in large law firms (a.k.a. “BigLaw”). According to all available data, African American attorneys are leaving BigLaw in droves. Law firms are using a new tool to counter […]

Money-Saving Tips for Solos and Small Firms

Starting your own law firm can be exhilarating. Helping clients obtain justice can be rewarding. But at the end of the day, a law firm is a business and running a business costs money. To succeed, solos and smalls must manage their funds. This post provides money-saving tips for solos and small firms. All law […]

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 […]

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 […]

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