Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Careerist: Kansas City Offers More Opportunity For Black Partners In Big Law Firms

Quick break from all of the bad news in order to take a glimpse of local winning at one of the biggest firms in town . . . And legal strategy for an increasingly crowded marketplace. Money line . . .

"The data shows that opportunities are better for people of color in smaller cities," says Maurice Watson of Hursch Blackwell, a 600-lawyer firm based in Missouri. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Watson didn't think twice about going back home. "When you come back to a market like Kansas City and you have a cadre of people who support your advancement, you can reach the highest leadership level."

It's Lonely at the Top for BigLaw's Few Black Leaders - The Careerist

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Weez a big city not wun of dem small citys homie!

Anonymous said...

I'm actually surprised it sits at 1% given the black community's views on education and enlightenment in general. The ones that don't get sucked down the black hole of ghetto culture truly do have it made in the shade. And before the apologists get here and say they can't get out from that situation, I know two people (evil whites) personally who had the deck stacked against them from square one: absentee father and the mothers up a left them in their house to go chase guys while they were still in highschool. That's a recipe for disaster no matter how you cut it; yet one is now an RN and the other a mid-level manager at a large firm.

Anonymous said...

It has never really mattered what color you are as long as you were smart and ambitious, I suppose there are some instances were a company didnt want to hire blacks but those days are mostly gone.

Anonymous said...

The number of available blacks who are literate and don't have felonies is not very large.

Anonymous said...

You can be a felon and still be a lawyer.