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Taking The Law Into Your Own Hands: The Importance Of Black Lawyers

January 01, 20182303Shares

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Our country’s judicial system has been a heated discussion and disappointment in regards to Black Americans. From countless murders of unarmed black men and women by police officers who do not face the justice they should, to unfair treatment given to white Americans who protest verses when black Americans protest. In light of a system that seems to all but failed Black Americans there is an increase in the number of black female attorneys, so we decided to get the perspective of one incredibly intelligent and passionate attorney Alexis Gonzalez. She is an attorney for fortune 500 company and shared with us the importance of taking the law into our own hands.
In your opinion what is the most noble reason to become an attorney?
Since I can remember, I have wanted to help others, and that’s the reason I pursued a career in law. If someone has a real need, and I am in a position to help, I feel a strong sense of obligation to do so. As an attorney, having the formal law school education and the exposure to the tools and resources needed to navigate the law, I am in a real tangible position to help others. When someone needs an attorney, they are having a problem or trying to prevent a problem. They are often anxious and unsure of their options. Helping your fellow man is one of the most noble things a human can do, and I feel fortunate to be in that position as an attorney.
Was there a case, or situation that you can recall that led to your decision to be a lawyer?
I always “just knew”, but there was one experience I remember particularly. I spent...

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Dion Ringgold

Dion Ringgold

Philadelphia native, yes, West Philadelphia, born and raised, to Overbrook High, to La Salle University. Dion, is homegrown and a product of the rich culture that is Philly. Leadership, management and training professional, Dion grew up aspiring to be a cartoonist. Creating original characters and writing stories for them. Art and literature has always been his passion. Dion would write stories and create good characters that would be positive people. Now the founder and Editor in Chief of InClub millennial life and style magazine, Dion is still doing just that. Highlighting character over celebrity, Dion, is still displaying positive people, and sill doing art, but through the art form of style. Dion is also a conference Speaker, visionary, personal stylist and movie enthusiast. Dion considers Blake Mycoskie as his greatest inspiration in business and is a devote Christian.