February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate and commemorate the contributions of Black people to America and her history. In keeping with the spirit of the month-long celebration of African influence in America, Lydecker LLP is proud to share with you the stories of Black legal pioneers whose contributions cannot be forgotten. Lydecker LLP is proud of its diversity and views the diversity of its attorneys as one of its strengths.
On February 25, 2022, Ketanji Brown Jackson made history when she became the first Black woman nominated to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Jackson has a distinguished legal career which includes serving as a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Judge Jackson grew up in Miami, Florida and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and her Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. In addition to being historic, Judge Jackson’s nomination serves as a recognition of the achievements of Black jurists’ at the highest levels of the American legal system.