The answer to that question will be revealed in 2015. The National Law Journal has released its first-ever list of the “Best Places for Black Lawyers,” based on factors such as the percentage of blacks employed by law firms there and other measures. The annual study is designed to promote diversity within the legal profession and help attract more African-American lawyers to practice law in those areas where they are underrepresented.
The 2014 Best Cities For Black Lawyers were: Washington, D.C.; New York; Boston; Atlanta; Dallas/Fort Worth (tied); Chicago (tied); Philadelphia (tied); Minneapolis/St. Paul (tied); Cleveland; Detroit; Los Angeles; Miami/Ft Lauderdale/West Palm Beach (tie) Tampa Bay Area Florida( tie ); Charlotte / Raleigh North Carolina( tie ); Nashville Tennessee( tie ) ; Orlando Florida( tied ); Jacksonville FloridaFlorida Atlantic City NJ NJ Newark NJ Portland Oregon Denver CO Pittsburgh PA St Louis MO San Francisco CA Seattle WA