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.

Team

Yolanda YoungFounder, Executive Director

Susan Bronston Sullivan
Board Member

Jamie Brathwaite
Board Member

Dr. Tiffany F. Boykin
Policy and Research

Priya Shah
Social Media

Gabriela Martinez
Administration and Outreach

Advisory Board

Asad Rahim
PhD candidate
UC Berkeley Law School

Kathy Times
Executive Associate Director
Florida A&M University(FAMU)
Office of Communications
Past President
National Association of Black Journalists

Makau Mutua
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar
University at Buffalo School of Law

Hon. Shannon Frison
Justice
Massachusetts Superior Court
President, Massachusetts Black Judges Conference

Sonya Olds Som
Partner
Major, Lindsey & Africa

Tracie Powell
Senior Fellow
Democracy Fund

Contact

Lawyers of Color
1629 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006
202-355-6397