African American Lawyers Forum

Sedgwick’s African American Lawyers Forum is committed to ensuring that diversity at the firm includes African Americans at the associate, counsel and partnership levels.  Toward that end, the African American Lawyers Forum recognizes the importance of working closely with the Inclusion and Diversity Committee and the various affinity groups to help create and preserve an environment where lawyers from different backgrounds, whether based on race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, can flourish in their practice.

The African American Lawyers Forum is committed to providing support for associates and counsel so they can advance through the partnership ranks and positions of leadership at the firm.  It is also dedicated to seeking talented African American law students, lateral partners and associates who demonstrate the potential to excel at the firm.

The African American Lawyers Forum sees itself as the face of the firm to the African American legal and business community.  As such, it is committed to working closely with national, regional and local African American organizations to promote the firm's diversity goals and principles and forge a close working relationship between the firm and these organizations.  These organizations include the National Bar Association, J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation, Northeast Black Law Students Association and Garden State Black Lawyers Association, among others.