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December 19, 2020

Surprising Stats about African American Attorneys
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It seems hard to believe, but according to government statistics, African-Americans make up less than 5-percent of attorneys in the United States. We talk to a successful black attorney who has advice for people of color seeking top careers. Then, when was the last time you bought auto insurance? A top expert says if it’s been a while, it’s probably time for some comparison shopping.
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Minorities and High Powered Careers
African Americans make up fewer than five percent of the lawyers in the U.S., and minorities and women are underrepresented in many career categories. Attorney Jamie E. Wright, , partner in the Los Angeles-based Millennial Government Affairs group shared her story as an African American woman who broke through the barriers to become a successful millennial attorney. She offered suggestions for women and people of color who want to reach for their dreams.
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Better Deals on car Insurance
Our guest Laura Adams is a Senior Insurance Analyst at insuranceQuotes.com A recent study by Ms. Adams’ organization found that more than half of U.S. drivers have not switched auto insurance companies in at least eight years and about 6% have stuck with the same provider for more than 30 years cases. She said most consumers don’t price-compare frequently enough and she offered several money-saving strategies.
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End of Life Conversations
Talking with a dying loved one is a difficult task. Samira K. Beckwith, end of lifecare expert, President/CEO of HOPE Healthcare Services offered suggestions on how to open a conversation with a terminally-ill patient. She said some doctors avoid having difficult conversations with their dying patients and will order needless treatments rather than tell their patients that they’ve exhausted all the treatment options.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jamie E. Wright, Esq
Jamie E. Wright, Esq. is a highly sought-after millennial lawyer and crisis communicator in Los Angeles. Being at the intersection of the law, business, and politics, Wright has made a name for herself in legal and business circles as an expert in managing multidimensional businesses and clients with keen insight on the law and a forward thinking flare. No stranger to hard work and dedication, Wright is an attorney at a labor and employment law firm and she is a partner in Millennial Government Affairs (“MGA”). As a partner, Wright focuses on providing MGA clients with savvy social media campaigns, crisis communication plans, and legally compliant strategies for political campaigns and corporate business clients. In addition to being a partner in MGA while the depth and breadth of her practice is huge, Jamie is a senior attorney in the area of labor and employment law and she focuses her attention on wage and hour litigation and contract disputes.



Learn more about Jaime on her Website