Lindner's recent article contains information and truisms that has been known for quite sometime in the African-American legal community. In fact, the problem is even more critical than he suggests.
In addition to the fact that there are no African-American judges assigned to the family law courts, probate courts, law and motion courts or writs and receivers courts, there are also few African-American lawyers who regularly make appearances in these courts even though there are a relatively large number of black litigants who have cases in these tribunals, especially in probate and family law.
To change these inequities, more African-Americans must seek and obtain higher education and then pursue careers in the legal profession. Role models, mentoring programs and tutorial programs must be established along with scholarships and other financial assistance programs.
ALLEN J. WEBSTER JR.
President, National Bar Assn.