September 19, 2019 CWP News

Where Are the Women of Color? Experiences of Women of Color in the Legal Profession

The Commission on Women in the Profession sponsored a standing-room-only CLE program on August 10 at the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting on the experiences of women lawyers of color. Paulette Brown, past president of the American Bar Association and senior partner and co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Locke Lord LLP, and Eileen Letts, partner at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP, led a candid panel discussion of national bar association leaders. The panelists included Cyndie Chang, NAPABA; Alfreda Robinson, NBA; Mary Smith, secretary, ABA; Aracely Munoz, HNBA; and Bill Neukom, past president, ABA. Results of a study conducted with women of color lawyers from around the country as part of the ABA Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law Initiative were previewed. Excerpts from the program can be found at