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).


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Awards & Rankings
Irving Jones Named Leader in Diversity by the Birmingham Business Journal
The awards celebrate leaders for their remarkable work in promoting practices that advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and throughout the community.
March 1, 2023
Firm News
Balch & Bingham Launches Balch BIPOC Lawyers Opportunities, Culture and Connection
Balch BLOCC is one of the many avenues to achieve our goals as we believe that it takes the collective action of every member of the firm to support our efforts.
February 28, 2023
Firm News
Balch Commemorates Women's History Month
The women of Balch reflected on what Women’s History Month means to them personally.
March 31, 2022
Awards & Rankings
Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon and Irving Jones Join LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity training programs advances the next generation of legal leaders. 
February 3, 2022
Firm News
Balch & Bingham Joins Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
The organization’s action programs are designed to attract, inspire and nurture the talent in society and within law firms across the country, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. 
January 19, 2022
Firm News
Balch & Bingham to Host 10th Annual Susan B. Livingston Boot Camp for Success
The two-day workshop, dedicated to infusing diversity into the attorney pipeline, is held virtually and its participants include students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession and from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as students facing other significant barriers to entering the legal profession.  
July 27, 2021
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