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 […]

Drunk Driving Law and the African American Community

Drunk driving is an American epidemic.  According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, each year, nearly 800 people are injured by drivers operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Certain times are worse for drunk driving than others.   More drunk driving injuries occur at night than during the day.  And sadly, though the winter holiday […]

Midterm Elections 2018: Why African Americans Need to Vote

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Americans will vote in one of the most significant elections of this generation.  But if past elections are any indication, many Americans will stay at home.  While voter turnout is America is generally lower than most other nations, turnout is even lower in years without a presidential election.  In 2014, […]

Dog Ownership: Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Dogs are the most popular pets in America. Thus, it is no surprise that dogs are also popular in African American households. Though dogs bring joy to their owners, they also bring many responsibilities. The Labrador you love could make you legally liable. Your collie could land you in court. This post will discuss some […]

Traveling While Black: What You Need to Know about the Law

In America, summer is the most popular time to travel.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) predicts that this summer will break records for air travel.  While all passengers dislike long waits, TSA pat downs, and lost luggage, African American travelers face an additional concern: racism.  Recently, African American passengers have accused several travel companies 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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