Black Lawyer Mentorship Matters

Attorney Nisha Williams standing next to her legal intern Ania Gatewood at the Durham Courthouse. Both are wearing masks to ensure safety while working in the courthouse during a global pandemic.

“Nobody makes it alone. Nobody had made it alone. And we are all mentors to people even when we don’t know it.”

Oprah Winfrey

This summer was a summer in which I continued to go to court in the midst of a COVID-19 while taking on mentoring a first year law student, Ania Gatewood from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She and I both learned on the spot how to work together and serve clients while in a global pandemic. It remains my goal as an attorney to mentor black women law students because we (black women) need to be able to see ourselves in the courtroom. I am thankful to know her and to continue our new found friendship for years to come! She is going to be an excellent addition to the NC Bar come 2022! 

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Author: attorneynisha

Nisha Gloria Williams, NC lawyer focused on serving clients in an equitable and trauma informed manner. Nisha became a mother at age 19 and an attorney by age 25. She has practiced law in North Carolina for over 10 years.

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