Lawyers know other lawyers. The power of lawyer referrals is one of the strongest ways to find clients, but lawyers don't understand the practice. Kisha Brown created Justis Connection as a database of Black lawyers. As a Justis Connection member, a lawyer may offer their legal services to clients. As someone looking for legal representation, Justis Connection is a database of Black lawyers specializing in everything from bankruptcy to fertility to criminal law matters. Kisha Brown explains how Justis Connection highlights Black lawyers and is the largest referral network in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area.In this episode, Kisha Brown, a Georgetown University Law Center graduate, explains her passion for civil rights and why she wants black lawyers to be prominent in the legal practice.After being asked repeatedly if she knew a lawyer who did this, that or the other thing, Kisha Brown created Justis Connection to make it easier for Black lawyers to find clients and share their services with the community. Finding that Black lawyers had to work twice as hard to build a book of business, whether the lawyer was in an established firm or private practice, Kisha solved the problem of how to refer lawyers to the community. Justis Connection is a digital green book of lawyers.After Kisha Brown worked at Cravath, Swain, and Moore as a paralegal and practiced in Baltimore, working with non-custodial parents and advocating for fair child support, Kisha saw the great need for a legal network in the “DMV” (D.C., Maryland, and Virginia). Kisha saw the law as an avenue to pursue her passions and know what the law says, use it, yield the law, and craft the law to assist others.Although Justis Connection was initially created to spotlight Black lawyers, this company is a networking and referral service for all clients. Kisha hires interns to work with Justis Connection, where she can mentor them and teach them soft skills about timeliness, communications and how to become a better writer. In the future, Kisha Brown expects Justis Connection to be the premier referral resource in the country.Kisha Brown is licensed in Maryland. Connect with Kisha Brown on Instagram @JustisConnection, Facebook “JustisConnection”, LinkedIn and Twitter @JustisConnect.
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