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Black Judges On Building A More Diverse Bench

By Ryan Boysen

Six barrier-breaking Black judges speaking at a panel discussion Friday credited Black legal organizations like the National Bar Association for giving them the support they needed to make it onto the bench, and they stressed that Black jurists will play an essential role in building the Black legal community of the future.

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    King & Spalding announced Thursday it launched a new global human capital and compliance practice to help its major multinational clients with workforce issues.

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    Fox Rothschild, DLA Piper To Face Ponzi Claims In State Court

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