Welcome to the new decade! With 2020 here, I want to officially introduce myself and the vision I have for Legally Melanated moving forward. My name is Chakeira Gilbert. I’m a military brat and have lived in places such as Texas, Georgia, Italy, and Germany. I graduated undergrad with a business management degree in 2012 from the real GSU, Georgia Southern. Then I went on to get my JD and MBA from Samford University in 2018. I passed the Alabama State Bar in the same year.
What is Legally Melanated?
Cumberland School of Law was a great place for me. A lot of good memories, hard work, and great friends. Legally Melanated started at Cumberland. I intended it to become a community where pre-law, law students, and attorneys can come together to share life, ideas, and advice. Since I finished law school and am a practicing attorney, so Legally Melanated gets more attention. The vision is the same for it and I believe this year the blog will be informative and encouraging.
This month, some contributors are introducing themselves and they will give you value, a new perspective, and encouragement. They will write about a range of topics (and to add a little legal note here), their views are not the views of Legally Melanated. I want to showcase a wide variety of perspectives on the site and showcase that although we are in the same profession, we all have a unique view. So, I am not telling the contributors what to write. You will see the profession and life through their lenses.
I hope you stay on this journey with us and if you have a perspective to tell, please contact us. I’m excited to grow this community this year and look forward to all we will accomplish individually and collectively.
If you want to catch up on some of our blog posts, the best place to start in our 2019 #FebruaryFeature! Some of them are linked below.