New Blog: On Being A Black Lawyer

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Yolanda Young has launched the blog www.onbeingablacklawyer.com. You might remember her as the former Covington & Burling staff attorney who chronicled her experience as a minority attorney there in The Huffington Post piece, Law Firm Segregation Reminiscent of Jim Crow.

Young was surprised and disheartened by the intensely negative comments that followed on blogs like Above The Law. There was, however, a silver lining. Young discovered a large number of attorneys who were sympathetic to her position but didn’t want to post their comments on websites that were generally hostile to minorities. This group instead sent Young personal emails. Young realized there was a real need for a place where African American attorneys and law students could gather to network, disseminate information and poke fun.

Visit OBABL: www.onbeingablacklawyer.com

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