Bloomberg Law
April 4, 2017, 7:00 PM

Top Black Lawyers Share Advice with Young Attorneys of Color

Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Stephanie Russell-Kraft

As hundreds of attorneys convened in downtown Chicago last week for the National Summit of Black Women Lawyers, the focus was on the future: mentoring and supporting the next generation of black women entering the legal profession.

As a group, black women remain disproportionately underrepresented in Big Law. According to a January report by the National Association for Law Placement, the number of black women lawyers at law firms has remained essentially unchanged even as other groups have seen modest gains.

Hosted by the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA) in honor of the organization’s 30th anniversary, the ...

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