#MBBALearns: MBBA Support Sessions for Black Law Firm Associates (Session 3)

June 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Virtual - Zoom
The Metropolitan Black Bar Association
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the MBBA will be hosting a series of 60-minute sessions for black law firm associates intended to provide career support. Each session will feature two black law firm partners (one transactional and one litigation). This third session will be moderated by Anta Cissé-Green, incoming MBBA President.

Trey Muldrow, Partner, Akin Gump LLP
Tracy R. High, Partner, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP

The sessions will not be recorded. Each session will be shaped by questions and concerns submitted anonymously prior to each session, however topics during these frank conversations with associates may include:

· Anxiety around firm cuts and furloughs and staying prepared for any outcome

· Hours - how to get work (staying productive with billable/non-billable work)

· What to do if hours expectations are unclear or cannot be achieved due to lower client demand

· Mental health support/dealing with feeling overwhelmed, disconnected and isolated

· Professional development /branding

· Self-care/ taking personal time off

· Dealing with the “Home Office” and disruption (children, pets, technology)” and disruption (children, pets, technology)


Please submit your anonymous questions and concerns via the form available here

*These sessions will not be recorded*