Our country is becoming increasingly diverse, at a rapid pace. Forty years from now, the United States will not have a single ethnic majority. This transforming population means that lawyers are going to represent increasingly diverse clients. It should therefore be a priority that our legal profession reflect the diversity of our client base.
That’s why the American Bar Association (ABA) is hosting an upcoming diversity webinar for attorneys entitled: Combatting Bias and Increasing Inclusion in the Legal Profession. The goal of the ABA webinar is to promote a positive message of inclusion in the legal workplace. The webinar will challenge employers to promote diverse perspectives through the inclusion of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and disability statuses.
The ABA sponsored diversity webinar will feature four diversity and inclusion experts widely known in the legal profession. The panelists include Danielle R. Holley-Walker, Dean of Howard University School of Law; Eli Wald, a Charles W. Delaney Jr. Professor of Law at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver; Michelle Silverthorn, Diversity and Education Director at the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism; and Renwei Chung, a legal columnist and blogger primarily known for his work with Above The Law and The Dallas Morning News. Each will address the current state of diversity in the legal profession, and provide strategies for attorneys so that they can learn to acknowledge their own unconscious biases in the practice.
The diversity webinar is scheduled for March 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET.
Registration is currently open for “Combatting Bias and Increasing Inclusion in the Legal Workplace”. The registration fee is $75.00, however, you may qualify for a lower rate. All attendees are eligible for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
Don’t delay. Registration for this upcoming webinar is filling fast, so register today!