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Free webinar on client acquisition Wednesday, December 13

The National Trial Lawyers is excited to invite you to register for a FREE legal webinar training hosted by Michael Mogill, CEO of Crisp Video Group, the exclusively endorsed video partner of The National Trial Lawyers. With 1.3 million attorneys … Continue reading

How the estate tax treats black-owned businesses unfairly

As House Republicans work to repeal the estate tax as part of the GOP’s tax reform package, an opinion piece at The Hill says that the estate tax treats black-owned businesses unfairly. According to contributor Harry Alford, many black-owned businesses … Continue reading

Win a new Tesla from Crisp Video at the Trial Lawyers Summit!

How would you like to win a Tesla Model X 100D worth $130,000 from Crisp Video at the 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit? If you’re a Crisp client who is in frequent contact with other (non-competing) attorneys who would benefit from … Continue reading

NBL member Adrian D. Thompson named co-partner in charge

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Jill Friedman Helfman and National Black Lawyers member Adrian D. Thompson have been named co-partners-in-charge of Taft’s Cleveland office, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Helfman and Thompson will succeed Kevin D. … Continue reading

How a ‘routine’ stop almost ended a legal career before it began

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Being randomly stopped and questioned by police is nothing new for black men or women. But it almost ended one legal career before it even had a chance to start. At The Marshall Project, Johnathan S. Perkins writes about being … Continue reading

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We hope you enjoy reading the news blogs on The National Black Lawyers website, and the latest news on the legal profession in our social media feeds and in our newsletter, The National. We are constantly striving to provide thoughtful, … Continue reading

Legal is getting more diverse, except at the top

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A record 16 percent of law firms have minority lawyers working for them, according to The Washington Post. However, minorities holding leadership positions continue to lag behind. The Minority Corporate Counsel Association says only nine percent of law firm leadership … Continue reading

‘Lawyer dog’ case highlights the need for Cultural Awareness Training

“Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.”  – Thurgood Marshall Recently news broke about Warren Demesme, a Black man, who told detectives, “…just give me a lawyer dog,” but the police … Continue reading

Podcast: Former AG Eric Holder tired of holding his tongue

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In this podcast at Politico, former Attorney General Eric Holder unleashes his opinions on several issues that he’s been holding back on until now. What does he have to say about the possibility of President Trump firing Robert Mueller? What … Continue reading

NAACP issues travel advisory for American Airlines

The NAACP has issued a nationwide travel advisory for traveling on American Airlines. For several months, the NAACP has been monitoring incidents on the airline involving its treatment of African-Americans. The organization says flyers may experience “disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe … Continue reading