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Evin Lamar
Educator. Creating Leaders. Lawyer. Writer. Believer. Thinker. I write experiences to be shared. You never know who may identify with your words and be saved.
Capital City Lawyers Association — Raleigh, NC

This Black History Month, I felt compelled to urge you to encourage and Black and Brown students to pursue a legal career. Although this letter speaks specifically to legal education, the concepts and ideas can be applied to any industry or profession. Thank you for reading and sharing.

This letter…

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I’m Black. I felt that was an important place to start. I’m also a man. I’m a young, Black man. *Cue “I just wanna live” by Keedron Bryant.*

Growing up as a young, Black man in the South, I don’t think mental health and mental wellness were ever separated from…

For 10 years I’ve put my eye to the lens to capture memories and moments. From runway shows to weddings, from birthday parties to holiday soirees, my camera has seen it all.

Although a licensed attorney, I have spent countless hours perfecting a craft. Not a craft of legal interpretation…

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Whew — I had to take a couple days off of “Clubhouse” to decide what I wanted it to be for me. As an extrovert, I noticed it was surprisingly draining. Well, “Clubhouse” isn’t draining; some of the people on it are energy sucks. I had to escape from that…

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I no longer believe in the concept of self-discipline (or motivation for that matter — but that’s a different conversation). People don’t “self-discipline themselves,” they make a choice to act. Our power is in that ability to make that choice. …

Over my career I’ve witness a conflict around work ethic. Some people appear to not be working hard, yet get a lot done. Some people work hard or nonstop, but are not producing results quickly. But why? What does it mean to “work hard?” Input or output? Why do people…

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A lesson from “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chödrön.

We all want to be successful. Probably why you are reading this story. You want to see if the secret to unlocking your success will be in the words below. …

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“Our criminal justice system needs reforming and the perfect person for the job may have dreadlocks. Meanwhile, you, an attorney, have encouraged them to cut their pride and dignity off so they can ‘fit in.’” @jastalkslaw (Attorney Jas, Twitter)

I read this tweet and it really bothered me. Not because…

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