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Men of Color

The Men of Color Project (MoCP) builds leaders in the law field, facilitates intergenerational support, and encourage community service and civic engagement.

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The Men of Color Project (MoCP) exists to build leaders in the law field, facilitate intergenerational support, and encourage community service and civic engagement amongst men of color in law. Learn more about the project's purpose in this series of videos.

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Why Young Lawyers Should Get Involved

Men of Color Project members and allies answer questions for Young Lawyers, including why the Men of Color Project is important.

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Liberty & Justice... for All?: Confronting Systemic Racism and Addressing Civil Unrest

Robert Grey and Lonita Baker examined the state of our society, evaluated how we arrived at this current inflection point, and addressed the impact of these tragedies and broader systemic racism on communities of color.

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Alternative Paths: People of Color in Less Common Legal Practice Areas

This CLE will explore how people of color have entered lesser known legal arenas like academia, tax law, environmental law, and marijuana law to encourage equitable and remedial practices.

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Articles

Underrepresented Representatives

Imagine having a legal issue and going to court and no one within the court system, particularly the attorneys, look like you. Well, that’s an issue many minorities in America deal with daily.

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It's time to put mental health on the docket

Through the Men of Color project, we hope to evaluate the mental health concerns of the legal profession in hopes of taking the first step on the road to eliminating the biases and stigma that is associated with discussions about mental health and well-being.

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Intergenerational Networking Reception

The Viva, Las Vegas vibes were in full effect during the ABA Midyear Meeting; and the same goes for the Men of Color Project’s (the “MoCP”) Intergenerational Networking Reception.

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Innovator Spotlight
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Apoorva Patel

Q&A with Apoorva Patel, a counsel in WilmerHale’s International Arbitration and International Litigation practices.

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Reginald Wilson

Q&A with Reginald Wilson, senior associate at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

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Victor A. Flores

Q&A with Victor A. Flores, assistant city attorney with the city of Brownsville, Texas.

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Tomas Garcia

Q&A with Tomas Garcia, an attorney at Modrall Sperling.

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Clifford D. Dawkins, Jr.

Q&A with Clifford D. Dawkins, Jr., Dean of the Minority Student Program at Rutgers Law School.

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Special Presentations

Early Career Lawyers of Color Share Tactics for Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

In a series of videos in partnership with Thomson Reuters, we examine "impostor syndrome", the feeling that leaves one doubting their own accomplishments and occurs often with diverse lawyers.

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Vulnerability as a leadership strength to in tumultuous times

This Men of Color presentation, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters, explores an effective and often overlooked leadership technique with significant, real-world implications: embracing vulnerability as a strength.

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Partners and Sponsors

Learn more about the groups that have partnered with The Men of Color Project.

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Past Events

The Men of Color Project collaborates with other groups across the country to put on programming.

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Lawyers by Race & Ethnicity

According to the American Bar Association’s 2020 Profile of the Legal Profession, the percentage of lawyers who are men and women of color grew slowly over the past decade.

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