Foundational Pillars

Our Foundational Pillars

Throughout history, insurmountable obstacles have prevented men of color from achieving full success in society. The Men of Color Project is designed to empower men of color to become leaders in the legal profession, facilitate an intergenerational support system, and encourage opportunities for community service and civic engagement. Lean more about what the project is built upon.

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A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

Lead the Way: The Importance of Civic Engagement

Have you thought about improving your community but don’t know where to start? Join us as we spotlight the critical importance of young lawyers’ meaningful involvement at every level of government, including a discussions with DeRay McKesson, co-founder of CampaignZero, and Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford.

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2021 Summit

People of Color as Attorneys General (CLE Program)

Aaron Ford, Gurbir Grewal, Keith Ellison, and Kwame Raoul discuss their career paths as people of color, how they are addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the policies they have enacted or want to enact to counteract systemic racism, and the efforts made to restore the public’s confidence in our legal system.

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Underrepresented: Attorneys of Color in Niche Practice Areas

This CLE features a conversation with attorneys who have forged paths in areas of the law with low representation, like alternative dispute resolution, property law, and environmental law.

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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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Special Event

Special Event

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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Articles & Videos

Learn more about The Men of Color Project

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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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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Members of The Men of Color Project talk about mental health, why representation matters, how to deal with impostor syndrome, and other topics for attorneys of color.

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Holistic well-being strategies—and destigmatizing asking for help

The ABA YLD Men of Color Project and Next Gen Leadership: Advancing Lawyers of Color are pleased to present this webinar focused on holistic well-being strategies and to explore ways to remove the stigma of asking for help.

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