With economic disparities and differing educational, social, or cultural backgrounds, current and future first-generation lawyers often face a new set of challenges and struggles, often without a blueprint for a path to success.
During the program we’ll provide a framework to thrive as a first-generation lawyer and discuss:
Navigating law school and preparing for the bar exam
Why support systems matter and how to build yours
Techniques to detect and overcome imposter syndrome
Navigating office politics and unwritten rules
The importance of building relationships with peers and more senior lawyers early in your career
Creating a more equitable path for the next generation of first-generation legal professionals
How firms and institutions can assist in supporting first-generation lawyer
Note: The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for participating.
- Dylan Bitar, University of Pittsburgh Office of Sponsored Programs
- Victoria Clark, Former Counsel - U.S. House of Representatives
- Robyn Hicks-Guinn, Hicks Guinn Law
- Larissa Mañón Mervin, Legal Aid of North Carolina