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Gee, should I check BigLaw's quota box or hang out my own shingle? Hmm...

Carolyn Elefant, noting that five young African American attorneys have formed their own firm to serve Fortune 500s and black-owned businesses in Atlanta, adds her 2 cents to their decision:

"Almost a year ago, this article Courting Shell (American Lawyer/Law.com 6/24/04) reported on how large corporations are now demanding more diversity of the lawyers who serve them.  Thus, corporations are turning to firms with female and minority attorneys -- and firms are scrambling to respond by increasing diversity in the ranks.  But isn't this just a little too late?  After all, there have always been talented female and minority attorneys -- but law firms never wanted them until their clients did.  And now that there's a demand for sophisticated female and minority attorneys, why should they go to large firms at all?" 

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