Young Lawyers

How This Company is Helping Hopeful Law Students Fund Their Dreams

It’s a fact: women and minorities are underrepresented in the legal profession. Latinos for example, make up 18 percent of the population, yet comprise only 4 percent of U.S. lawyers. This coupled with Pew Hispanic Research’s report that 3.2 million Latinos living in the U.S. don’t speak English, begs the question who is helping Spanish-speaking Latinos navigate…keep reading

25 Tips for the New Lawyer

25 Tips for the New Lawyer This is not going to be easy. But you knew that well before you passed the bar (Congratulations, by the way!). There are a lot of lessons you will need to learn the hard way. Still. It would be nice, wouldn’t it, to have a slight edge when starting…keep reading

Law Firms Implement Initiatives, Mentoring to Retain Women Attorneys

Although more than half of law school graduates are women, they make up only 36 percent of legal professionals, according to a 2017 report from the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women. “The industry as a whole has a problem attracting women to the legal field and retaining them,” said Courtney Leyes, an associate and…keep reading

Want To Know Why There Aren’t More Black Lawyers?

One of the many things we’ve learned through the repeated murders of Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement and the failure of these murderers to be brought to justice is that we need more Black lawyers and prosecutors. While nearly 40 percent of incarcerated prisoners are African-American, four percent of lawyers in the United States…keep reading

Winston & Strawn Hit With Explosive Gender Bias Suit

 Constance Ramos, who left Winston & Strawn in August to start her own Oakland, California-based intellectual property boutique, has become the latest former member of Big Law to bring a gender bias suit against an Am Law 200 firm. The litigation, which has not yet been previously reported, began with a 19-page complaint filed on Aug….keep reading