Top 5 Reasons to Join a Minority Bar Association

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 […]

African American Solo Practitioners: Starting, Surviving, and Thriving Alone

  While movies and television generally feature lawyers who work in teams, a more realistic portrayal would highlight solo practitioners.  According to a 2013 report from the American Bar Association, in 2005, over 75% of lawyers worked in private practice.  Of these, nearly half worked as solos.  Moreover, data show that nonwhite attorneys are nearly […]

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