Attorneys of Color
126 ABA Journal Attorneys of Color articles.
Coca-Cola never implemented a directive that required its outside law firms to use diverse lawyers for at least 30% of their billed attorney time on new matters.
Mar 30, 2022 8:39 AM CDT
Judge Patricia Guerrero will become the first Latina justice of the California Supreme Court following her confirmation by the California Commission on Judicial Appointments earlier this week.
Mar 24, 2022 12:26 PM CDT
Fox News host Tucker Carlson stepped into a firestorm last week after he called for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
to release her score on the Law School Admission Test.
Mar 7, 2022 9:46 AM CST
U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has been nominated to replace Justice Stephen G. Breyer to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Feb 25, 2022 8:14 AM CST
For the first time, African Americans are leading four major national bar associations at once. “It’s important when there is a spotlight on Black history to show that the four of us have achieved this unique thing,” says Douglas K. Burrell, who heads the Defense Research Institute. “It is incredible for each of us to be president of our organizations. It is even more incredible for four of us to be presidents at the same time.”
Feb 23, 2022 10:41 AM CST
Mary Smith of Illinois is the ABA's next president-elect nominee. It became official after the House of Delegates' Nominating Committee voted to select Smith on Sunday and presented her nomination to the full House of Delegates during the 2022 ABA Midyear Meeting on Monday.
Feb 14, 2022 5:27 PM CST
California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, a possible nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court
, is facing scrutiny for the position that she took on behalf of the United States in a religious rights case involving a narcoleptic teacher before the Supreme Court.
Feb 10, 2022 10:55 AM CST
California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, a potential nominee
to the U.S. Supreme Court, has taken an incremental approach to deciding cases.
Feb 3, 2022 11:25 AM CST
U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs, a potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee, wins high praise from lawyers who practiced before her and those who worked with her. But some liberal critics see her work for a management-side labor law firm as a negative.
Feb 3, 2022 9:27 AM CST
U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often mentioned
as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saw the impact of the criminal defense system partly through the case of an uncle.
Feb 1, 2022 9:47 AM CST
The White House confirmed Friday that U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs is among several Black women being considered for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jan 31, 2022 10:33 AM CST
Trump testimony sought in business probe
New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion to compel the testimony of former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka…
Jan 21, 2022 2:23 PM CST
Darryl Wilson, an in-house attorney at Tyson Foods in Springdale, Arkansas, has used cooking as a form of therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. He launched his own Instagram account, where he regularly posts photos of his dishes, and taught two virtual cooking classes to members of the ABA Young Lawyers Division. “We always have to find things that make us happy and that are fulfilling or rewarding to us,” he says. “Mine just happens to be cooking.”
Jan 20, 2022 9:22 AM CST
The percentage of summer associates of color in major U.S. law firms increased by nearly 5 percentage points in 2021, increasing to 41.34%, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement.
Jan 12, 2022 9:38 AM CST
Lani Guinier, the first woman of color appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School and a Clinton administration nominee for assistant attorney general for civil rights, died Friday. She was 71.
Jan 10, 2022 9:30 AM CST
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