Are clients with ‘Black-sounding’ names underserved?

Blog   |   June 12, 2019

A study conducted by Yale University lecturer Brian Libgober revealed that clients with Black-sounding names are less likely to get a response from lawyers in states with less legal competition. Libgober’s California study found that clients with white-sounding names received … Continue reading

Where are the Black partners in big law?

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According to The American Lawyer’s recently released Diversity Scorecard, the firm with the highest percentage of minority attorneys and partners — 32.5% and 23.9%, respectively — also has zero Black partners. Let that marinate. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy … Continue reading

New bill seeks penalty for placing racially motivated 911 calls

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Oregon could adopt a new bill which would allow victims of racially motivated 911 calls to sue callers for up to $250. The catch is that victims of these calls would have to “prove the caller had racist intent, and … Continue reading

The National Black Lawyers Top 100 Names New Executive Director

Blog   |   June 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Black Lawyers Top 100 is pleased to announce that Annamaria Steward of Washington, D.C. has been named as its first Executive Director. She joins the organization with nearly 20 years of experience and a reputation … Continue reading