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Women of Color

Addressing the unique challenges of Women of Color in the legal profession.

Women of Color Programs
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A Seat at the Table: Modern Career Paths for Women of Color Lawyers

Discovering and acknowledging your skills can enhance your career path by taking you through doors that you may not even know existed.

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En Route to the Bench—Demystifying Pathways to the Judiciary

Considering serving in the judiciary? Join us to hear from a diverse panel of judges who will discuss pathways to the judiciary, including the judicial election and appointment processes, the required fundamental skills, and the value and importance of diversity and inclusion in the judiciary.

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Failing with Grace: Choosing Resiliency

This program challenges attendees to reframe their tolerance for failure. Speakers will address the psychology of failure and resiliency. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the steadfast spirit, the significance of turning mistakes into stepping stones, and feel empowered to embrace failure and choose resiliency.

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Fireside Chats

Barbara Arnwine

Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq, president & founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act.

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Dean Browne Lewis

Browne Lewis is Dean at North Carolina Central University Law School. She researches in the areas of artificial intelligence, assisted reproductive technology, environmental racism, and inheritance law. Her scholarship has appeared in prominent law reviews, and is the author of three books.

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CLE
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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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Women of Color in the Legal Profession: Realism, Resilience, and Well-being

Join our panelists as they share their experiences as women lawyers of color and provide tips to increase your effectiveness as a lawyer while reducing your stress level.

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Legal Writing Resiliency: Giving and Taking Feedback (From Others and Yourself)

Many new lawyers struggle with receiving feedback on their writing, particularly when they have tried so hard to ensure their work product is "perfect," and they just want to "give up."

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Articles
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People of Color in Bar Leadership & High Level Leadership

People of color in the legal profession frequently do not have mentorship or leaders in the law to relate to, look to for guidance, or a safe place within the legal community. The need for affinity bar associations is even more imperative.

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