BIPOC Lawyers Opportunities, Culture & Connection (BLOCC)

Balch BLOCC actively supports Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) lawyers through monthly meetings that aim to foster professional development and cross-office mentorship.  BLOCC also highlights the unique challenges facing racially and ethnically diverse communities and promotes increasing and retaining the number of racially and ethnically diverse groups within the firm and throughout the legal profession. 

Through this initiative, BLOCC has hosted numerous recruiting activities and events. Just of these few initiatives include networking and roundtable sessions at Alabama, Cumberland, Howard, Mississippi College, University of Mississippi, Stillman College, Vanderbilt, and Washington University; panel sessions as part of the National Black Pre-Law Conference and the National HBCU Pre-Law Summit; and, presentations for the Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association (SRBLSA).


Latest News & Events

Awards & Rankings
Irving Jones Named to 2023 “Who’s Who in Diversity and Inclusion” List by Birmingham Business Journal
This list highlights individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion efforts in the state of Alabama. 
December 18, 2023
Community Engagement
Equal Justice Works' 2023 Scales of Justice
Equal Justice Works facilitates opportunities for law students, lawyers, law school professionals and advocates to advance their passion into a lifelong commitment of public service.
November 1, 2023
Awards & Rankings
Balch Receives 2023 Compass Award from Leadership Council on Legal Diversity for Second Consecutive Year
This recognition marks the second consecutive year that Balch has been acknowledged for its unwavering commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity within the legal profession.
October 25, 2023
Awards & Rankings
Christina Nuñez Wins Inaugural Pathfinder Atlas Award
The Atlas Award is designed to recognize Pathfinders who have the highest levels of engagement throughout the program.
October 20, 2023
Firm News
Katie Kimbrell Selected for 2023 Momentum Executive Leadership Program
Momentum’s Executive Leadership Program aims to address the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. 
August 22, 2023
Firm News
Balch & Bingham Releases 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Annual Report
This report highlights the firm’s ongoing efforts to advance DEI, while also celebrating successes from the year.
August 3, 2023
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