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The tragedy of George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer has spurred a renewed conversation about who we are as a country. In the legal sphere, we are seeing members of the community come together and look inward, asking what they can do to better confront racism and inequality. At ALM, our reporters and editors have interviewed diverse law firm leaders, general counsel and law deans, as well as allies, about where the blindspots are and where we go from here. A collection of some of that coverage, along with photography from the protests and spot news, is below.

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Kisha A. Brown, founder and CEO of Justis Connection. Courtesy photo

In a crowded market of online platforms aiming to connect lawyers to corporate and individual clients, it can become difficult to stick out from competition. But lawyer marketplace Justis Connection isn’t seeking all lawyers—instead, it’s specifically targeting Black attorneys.

Launched in 2019, Justis Connection founder and CEO Kisha Brown sought to showcase the capabilities of Black lawyers to those seeking legal counsel. After a year of manually referring lawyers and drafting attorneys’ bios, Brown is set to nationally expand her network of Black lawyers by the second half of 2021. 

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Victoria Hudgins

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