The Community Fund for Black Bar Applicants was founded by Octavia Carson, J.D. a 2020 law school graduate. Our mission is to provide at least $500 to 100 Black bar exam applicants across the United States each year. This mission stems out of a desire to diversify the legal profession and raise the percentage of Black attorneys in the United States from 5% to 20% by 2024.
We suggest donating at one of the below levels to truly make a difference!
$10 - Chipping in what I can!
$50 - I believe!!
$100 - Yes we can!!!
$500 - Sponsor one applicant!!!!
Donations are tax deductible. If you donated before and did not receive a receipt, please send us a message and we will send you a receipt for tax deductions.
You are eligible to apply if you identify as Black, African-American, or Pan African and you are preparing to take a bar exam in the United States in 2021. Each time we raise $500 we will donate it to the first applicant in line to receive a donation based on when applicants apply. You can apply multiple times but may be moved to the end of the list after you receive your first donation.