Esq. Apprentice gives low-income women of color the tools and support they need to become attorneys.
Women are impacted by poverty at rates that far outpace those of men – and women of color are disproportionately affected. That’s why we provide funds that support apprentices’ cost of living, offer emergency funding, laptops, counseling, and more. These holistic supports are not just the right thing to do; with a 75% retention rate over the requisite, minimum 4-years to program completion, they are the very key to our success.
In addition to our mission to help women of color complete California’s law apprenticeship program and become attorneys, in 2024 we’ll launch the Esq. Institute to introduce more women of color to the legal field by helping them craft legal career paths they can pursue independently, and on their own terms.Sign up for updates
85% of our apprentices have found work in the legal profession, electing to specialize in housing, criminal, estate planning, and other areas of law that have historically disadvantaged them. 25% have reported a decrease in the hold that finances have over their lives, month to month. But we’re just getting started.Explore our impact