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

Firm News
Balch Attends Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association’s Regional Convention
Jadyn Taylor represented the firm as title sponsor of the Social Action Luncheon.
March 6, 2024
Firm News
Katie Kimbrell and Ian Burt Join LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs
LCLD is a growing organization of more than 400 legal leaders who are committed to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. 
February 9, 2024
Awards & Rankings
Doug Kauffman Named Leader in Diversity by Birmingham Business Journal
This list highlights individuals who prioritize diversity and serve as creators and facilitators of innovative DEI initiatives in the metro area. 
January 18, 2024
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
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
Firm News
Lauren Weisman Stein Joins Balch & Bingham, Strengthens Corporate & Commercial Practice
Lauren’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private placement fundraising, and complex commercial contracting. 
July 17, 2024
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