GSCBWLA's mission is to address the legal, social, and economic concerns of women lawyers, the Black community, and the community-at-large.


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It was wonderful seeing so many of you at our 2nd Annual Women Lawyers of Color Summit! It was truly a great weekend — from honoring trailblazing sisters of color who are leaving the bench, to discussing how to build a bench; from learning how to care for our bodies to being reminded from a 9/11 survivor that we are here for a purpose — we learned, laughed, cried and celebrated. Please see and like our pictures on Facebook.

So what now? We shift into election season. While we do not endorse candidates, we strive to make sure that our members have the critical information for the voting process — knowing that we are often the ones to pass this knowledge on to our communities. Stay tuned for the dates! Please make sure that you and your loved ones are registered and ready to vote -- our future depends on it. 

As summer ends and fall begins, it’s a good time to take stock on where we are. It’s not too late to recommit to some of those new year’s goals. My goal for GSCBWLA this year is to keep you informed, and to create the space for you to grow your networks.  The Summit was the first step. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming fall membership meeting. 

In solidarity,

Melba V. Pearson

Melba V. Pearson, Esq.
Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association

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