Reflecting on Black Women in the Judiciary

Join us as we reflect on the professional milestones of black women in the legal profession, the hurdles they faced to get there, and what we can do to keep the path clear and inclusive in the future.

Attorneys with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand: the statistics on black women in the law, including black female judges in the Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois appellate courts, county courts, and federal courts; the stereotypes, microaggressions, and macroaggressions facing black women in the legal profession (and how this impacts representation); the perceptions of ability, experience, and performance of black women lawyers; how we can better recruit and retain diverse attorneys (and why this is so important for our communities); how the microaggressions against black female attorneys and judges differ from those facing other legal professionals in the BIPOC community; what we can learn from the hearings and confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson; and much more. The program also offers a look at how far we have come as a society by celebrating the historic achievements of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brown Jackson, Illinois State Supreme Court justices Cunningham and Holder-White, and the Seventh-Circuit and Federal Circuit Appointments from Illinois.

Live Webcast via Zoom
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

1.50 hours MCLE credit, including 1.50* hours Diversity & Inclusion credit (subject to approval)

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Posted on February 28, 2023 by Celeste Antoinette Niemann
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