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Adams and Reese Special Counsel Suntrease Williams-Maynard is a contributing author of Lessons from Successful African American Lawyers: Practical Wisdom for Those on the Path to Lawyerhood (Volume I), which has been lauded as an empowering and practical resource since its publication. Featuring insightful personal and professional profiles and vital lessons learned from a diverse group of 55 Black lawyers from across the nation, this “mentorship in a book” showcases lawyers spanning decades of law school graduates, types of law schools, and career paths.

As stated in the book’s official description: “This significant book represents a genuine labor of love and a united collective effort of Black lawyers who are all different but share a common, strong sense of social responsibility and a deep desire to help other Black people interested in becoming lawyers.” 

Lessons from Successful African American Lawyers was created to inspire and encourage more Black students interested in the challenges and opportunities presented by pursuing their legal education. Editor Evangeline M. Mitchell, Esq., Ed.M., whose previously published works include The African American Pre-Law School Advice Guide, Profiles & Essays of Successful African American Law School Applicants, The African American Law School Survival Guide, among others, has helped thousands of Black people across the country with law school aspirations better understand what it takes to get into law school and succeed while there.