The Minority Lawyer: Link to the Ghetto

Leroy D. Clark, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law


The black sole practitioner, struggling in the ghetto to make a living and resist the influences of de-professionalization, is a link by which the major bar associations and white law firms may provide a worthwhile service to both indigent clients and the profession. A program under which the ghetto lawyer might establish a relationship with the white firm would help both and would make a more lasting contribution to the public than the efforts of idealistic white lawyers on white chargers.