What is LexNoir?
LexNoir is an international network of lawyers connecting the African Diaspora. We provide news and information on legal issues confronting black communities across the globe. We also sponsor legal programs that enhance the professional development of our members. Currently, we have National Representatives in the United States; the United Kingdom; South Africa; Nigeria; Ghana; Japan; Botswana; Ethiopia and Canada, who work to expand the network within their own particular country and facilitate business referrals throughout the LexNoir membership.
LexNoir has a presence off-line and on-line and has launched a variety of forums based on the interests of its membership. For example, in 2006, LexNoir created the Corporate Counsel Forum. This group was formed to support the needs and professional development of in-house counsel and has sponsored seminars and receptions in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Cape Town and Johannesburg. In 2009, LexNoir formed its Environmental Forum, which is sponsored by the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond. The Franchise Forum, sponsored by Nixon Peabody, was formed in 2010. Other forums will be launched in the future that focus on substantive areas of law or groups of individual members.
Apart from our Forums, we maintain a connection with our membership through our Email Updates that provide news and information for over 3,000 attorneys in more than 30 countries. We also have a presence in other social networking sites such as FaceBook and Linkedin.
LexNoir’s current focus is to grow our membership, build content on the site and expand the awareness of our network. Our mission is to build a unique platform for legal professionals of African descent that enhances their legal practices and strengthens their communities. Watch the LexNoir video here.