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BGDL's founder, Destiny Williams, believed that the legal industry was lacking a specific and safe place for black women in the legal profession. There were an abundance of black lawyer organizations, as well as, female/women lawyer spaces, but little to no spaces dedicated specifically for BLACK women in the legal profession. While some legal organizations only cater to law students and/or attorneys, BGDL welcomes ALL black women in the legal industry - regardless of where you are in your journey. This includes black women who are paralegals, legal assistants, attorneys, judges, law students, law professors, and aspiring law students. 


BGDL is a community organization aimed towards empowering, supporting, and promoting black women legal professionals. BGDL's goal is to network, connect, and offer mentorship.


Destiny Williams, Esquire is a North Carolina native. She is currently barred in and resides in North Carolina. She received her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University in 2011 and her Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law in 2017. When she clocks out from her legal duties and BGDL, she enjoys time with her husband, Zerell Williams, and their son Julian Williams.

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