Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. This journey began in 2008 with the founding of On Being a Black Lawyer and later On Being a Lawyer of Color.
In addition to producing events, conferences, and publications including Power Issue, Caucus Issue, Hot List, and Legal Diversity Issue, we collaborate with media organizations to publish reports and studies like Why Black Lawyers Matter, which appeared in The Guardian. To help amplify the voices of minorities in the legal profession, we conduct opinion writing workshops for attorneys and assist with op-ed placement.
We are committed to helping prospective and new lawyers through publications like Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools, The Law School Diversity Issue, and Minority Pre-Law Handbook. Our initiatives include a minority judicial clerkship project, and this fall, we will hold a series of working conferences that will bring together leaders from the tech, social justice, and legal communities to design a new legal model that scales small nonprofit law firms with a social justice focus.
Yolanda YoungFounder, Executive Director
Susan Bronston Sullivan
Dr. Tiffany F. Boykin
Policy and Research
Administration and Outreach
UC Berkeley Law School
Executive Associate Director
Florida A&M University(FAMU)
Office of Communications
National Association of Black Journalists
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar
University at Buffalo School of Law
Hon. Shannon Frison
Massachusetts Superior Court
President, Massachusetts Black Judges Conference
Sonya Olds Som
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Lawyers of Color
1629 K Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006