Kim Robinson was featured today in the Law360 article series entitled Minority Powerbrokers Q&A. In the article, Kim, a partner in Jones Walker’s Baton Rouge office, shared her insight and advice regarding her path to success in the legal field and her experience in the practice of law as a woman and a person of color. Specifically, Kim was asked to share her perspective on the following five questions: how one breaks the glass ceiling in the legal industry; the challenges of being a lawyer of color at a senior level; how she has handled any prior instances of discrimination during her career; her advice to lawyers of color; and her advice for law firms looking to increase diversity in their partner ranks. In the article, Kim explains:
There are challenges at the senior level no matter where you are — or who you are. Regardless of your gender or race, balancing the practice of law and law firm management in today’s marketplace is demanding. As firm leaders, we are focused on client retention, business development, associate retention and fee arrangements — all while balancing client work. … A priority for me, and I hope for others in my position, is to serve as a mentor and champion for other young lawyers and pass along the wisdom and encouragement that has guided me on the path to success. Making sure that you are invested in the growth and development of others continues the circle of success and allows future generations to blaze the trail and break all of the glass ceilings that may lie ahead.
To read the entire Law360 feature article on Kim, please click here.