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Majidah Cochran Selected for the Inaugural Class of NBA’s Associate Advancement Academy for Excellence

Associate Majidah Cochran (Seattle) has been selected as a fellow in the inaugural class of the National Bar Association (NBA)’s Associate Advancement Academy for Excellence. The NBA Advancement Academy is designed to facilitate the advancement and retention of black attorneys in the nation’s largest law firms, focusing on associates within the first three years of practice at AmLaw 200 firms. The year-long academy, which runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, comprises 21 associates and entails participation in educational and networking sessions, mentoring from more senior NBA members, and attendance at NBA events throughout the year.

“Being a fellow in this Academy, which was created following the racial solidarity initiatives by firms across the country in 2020, is a truly humbling experience,” Majidah says of her experience so far. “More than anything, I am grateful to have the opportunity to accelerate my professional development with a group of individuals who want to ensure I succeed.”

Majidah is the youngest fellow in the class and one of the only first-year associates to be selected. Next month, she will complete a legal writing class through the Academy. B&D has a long-standing relationship with the NBA and sponsored their 96th annual convention in July.