Diversity in all its forms makes Blakes and the legal profession stronger.
Black@Blakes is an internal network dedicated to promoting inclusion and supporting the advancement of Black legal professionals. Black@Blakes serves as a forum to exchange ideas, promote relationship-building and encourage mentorship. Through workshops, events, networking, and community outreach, we support the Firm's commitment to recruiting, retaining, and promoting top legal talent, building connections with our clients, and engaging with issues that impact our communities.
Black@Blakes members support and contribute to the various diversity and inclusion initiatives at Blakes including our annual Black History Month client events, our anti-racism training and a variety of internal and client-facing seminars and workshops.
Blakes is a proud supporter of several diverse student organizations and professional associations focused on supporting Black legal professionals. We provide financial support, host events, contribute speakers and encourage our lawyers and students to be active in these organizations: