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Community Fund for Black Bar Applicants

Together we'll provide $500 to Black bar exam applicants across the nation.

Evora Cherice McGlone
2021 Recipient
Ariyana Gore
2021 Recipient
Jonathan Égalité
2021 Recipient
Christine Hale
2021 Recipient

Become a part of our mission to diversify the legal profession.

Give

Help us support more than 100 Black Bar Applicants with a gift today.

Receive Funds

Apply for $500 toward your bar exam fees.

Donate Resources

Help us support recipients in passing the exam with prep materials, books, tutoring and more.

our Mission

We're raising the bar

Our mission is to provide at least $500 to Black bar exam applicants across the United States each year. This mission stems out of a desire to diversify the legal profession and raise the percentage of Black attorneys in the United States from 5% to 20% by 2024.

5%

Black attorneys are under-represented in legal occupations, making up just 5% of the legal labor force in the US.

$15,000

Registration fees, bar license prerequisites, bar prep courses, study material, housing, and food estimated to cost $15,000 total.

$1,800

The bar exam registration fees alone can cost up to $1,800 depending on the state. Not the exam itself. Strictly registration.

COVER EXAM FEES

Give today

Make an impact today by donating at one of the below levels!

$500 - Sponsor one applicant (registration fees, rent, and/or bar prep materials)
$100 - Enough for some Bar Prep Materials 
$50 - Enough for transportation expenses
$10 - Enough for a meal

We accept one-time and monthly donations. Donations are tax deductible. If you donated before and did not receive a receipt, please send us a message and we will send you a receipt for tax deductions.

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GET COVERED

Apply for funding

You are eligible to apply if you identify as Black, African-American, or Pan African and you are preparing to take a bar exam in the United States in 2021. Each time we raise $500 we will donate it to the first applicant in line to receive a donation based on when applicants apply. You can apply multiple times but may be moved to the end of the list after you receive your first donation.

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SEND MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

Sponsor Resources

Help us support recipients in passing the exam with prep materials, books, tutoring and more.

Donate Resources

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Join the Team

We are looking for passionate team members to helps us fundraise, process applications, manage social media posts, and communicate with donors.

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Join the team

We are looking for passionate team members to helps us fundraise, process applications, manage social media posts, and communicate with donors.

Our recipients

We've supported students across the nation as they work to pass their bar exam.

Sandra is an identical twin who recently graduated alongside her sister from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in May 2020!
Sandra Beaubrun
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Alexis is a May 2020 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She is planning to sit for the New York Bar and start an exciting career in employment and labor law!
Alexis Stanley
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
"I am very thankful for receiving your thoughtful gift. Because of your generosity, I can apply and sit for the Georgia Bar Exam without financial worries. After completion, I hope to begin a successful transactional law practice, and maintain a fulfilling and meaningful career."
Regina Tisdale
Vanderbilt University Law School
Aldiama Anthony is an international student from the Commonwealth of Dominica, and a 3L at the University at Buffalo School of Law.
Aldiama Anthony
Buffalo School of Law
"I have been recently considering dropping one of my involvements to pick up a second job to be able to finance my bar exam fees. But, by graciously donating to the fund, you have invested in me and allowed me to pursue my studies and my passions without worries of how I am to finance the bar exam. For this, I thank you."
Chigoziri Ibechem
University of Texas School of Law
"Words cannot express the gratitude that I feel nor the weight that this has lifted off of my shoulders. As a first-generation law student, I had no idea the financial burden that I would face in preparation of the bar exam, but your contribution has significantly lightened that load. I am looking forward to passing the bar and paying this support forward to those who come behind me."
Kaitlyn Jamison
University of Mississippi School of Law