Attorney and entrepreneur LeTonya F. Moore says she created the Order in the Court Forum understanding that perceptions of Black female lawyers have resulted in negative stereotypes and economic — Meet Attorney LeTonya F. Moore, who recently made history after she organized and hosted the first-ever online video conference with 100 African American female lawyers.
It was called the Order in the Court Forum (Watch it on Facebook), and it provided a safe space for female lawyers of color to have crucial conversations about injustice, racism, discrimination, and other unique challenges they face as women in the legal field.
During the forum, there were facilitated discussions around the perception that “Black women can’t work together”, being mistaken for the court reporter or the defendant, asking to take notes during mediation sessions or take lunch orders, to having to be self-conscious about whether to wear their natural hair, and whether their “curvy figure” will be “too much for the courtroom”, were among a few of the topics.
Moore shares, “The biggest outcome from the forum was that this conversation was a long time coming and viewers enjoyed seeing women, especially Black women come together.
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LeTonya F. Moore is an award-winning entrepreneur and former federal government attorney who serves as a mentor to Black female attorneys and professionals seeking to establish their unique marketplace authority.