Black Lawyers Push Back On 'Myth' Of Recruiting Challenges

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 11:40 PM EDT) -- Diversifying law schools and disregarding the "myth" that there aren't enough minority attorneys available to hire and promote to top legal positions could help make lasting change for Black attorneys, a panel of lawyers said Tuesday.

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and a country reeling from the police killings of African Americans, three Black lawyers from different legal sectors during a webinar suggested actions their peers and supporters can take to boost the number of Black attorneys serving as equity partners and on firm executive committees, as well as leading corporate legal departments.

Rachel Patterson (clockwise from top left),...

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