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 […]

Why Your Law Firm or Legal Department Needs Diversity

In Grutter v. Bollinger, the Supreme Court wrote that diverse law school classes are necessary because “the skills needed in today’s increasingly global marketplace can only be developed through exposure to widely diverse people, cultures, ideas, and viewpoints.”  But the pursuit of diversity is not just relevant to law schools.  Law firms and legal departments […]

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