ABA Journal

Attorneys of Color

127 ABA Journal Attorneys of Color articles.

Law firm 2019 diversity scorecard is released; which firms top the list?

The immigration law firm Fragomen has ousted White & Case from its position atop the American Lawyer’s diversity scorecard rankings.

Fifty-five of the nation’s largest law firms had at least…

Groping, extortion, litigation-funder fraud among claims in dueling suits by law firm, ex-partner

Updated: A court fight between Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht and one of its former partners is airing allegations of financial misconduct, sexual assault, masturbation, retaliation and a $65…

Attorney who does pro bono for inmates is new Miss USA

A 27-year-old North Carolina litigation attorney who handles pro bono work for inmates was crowned the new Miss USA on Thursday.

Former federal prosecutor makes history as Chicago’s first black female and openly gay mayor

A former federal prosecutor who was an equity partner at Mayer Brown has been elected the new mayor of Chicago in a landslide victory against her runoff opponent.

A “kickass…

BigLaw firm criticized for lack of diversity is now No. 1 for black lawyers, new report says

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison took a hit on social media in December when a partnership promotion photo appeared to show just one woman and 11 white men. Now, the firm is finding vindication in a recent report by the nonprofit Lawyers of Color.

Black legal aid lawyer says officer detained him after mistaking him for suspect in court

Corrected: A black lawyer with the Maryland Legal Aid said he has started carrying his business card with him after a sheriff’s deputy at the courthouse mistook him for a…