Attorneys of Color

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Does anyone know where I can get hands-on experience in legislative drafting? Any entry level positions or volunteer opportunities?

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Does working for Partners (particularly Boomers) of your respective ethnicity or diversity demographic feel like the ultimate haze? Do you feel like they haze you worse than your non-diverse peers?

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Has anyone attended a training about how to deal with micro-aggressions? Like a training that gives specific tactics and tools for how to respond or handle? Con’t below...

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Are financial advisors worth it? anyone have experience with Axa Advisors and paying 1.5% management fee?

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Anyone ever been placed in a position to explain cultural differences? By example no one in my firm seems to know who Rihanna is and I have a photo of her in my office so I get questions. Weird?

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Any attys of color here that have genuine connections and overall feel empowered in private practice? Or do we all survive by ignoring the BS/ changing ourselves to fit in/ hiding an aspect of self?

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What’s the best experience you’ve had in big law as a POC? (inspired by the “worst experience” thread)

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What do you think the solution(s) to diversity is in big law? Racial, ethnic, gender, etc. So much of what firms do seems empty or not effective/easy. Maybe the issue is beyond law firm fixing.

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Where would you put your money? Would you lease office space in a big building and pay more or would you lease space in a single story building and pay significantly less?

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Has anyone else read Minda Harts’ “The Memo : What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table”? Admittedly, I’m only on Chapter 5, but I’m still looking to process it with others.

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What's your worst experience at a big law firm as a POC?

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Is anyone part of the LCLD Pathfinder program here? Heading to Columbus tomorrow for the conference?

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