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Best Practices for Educators and Employers Building and Supporting the Pipeline
Thursday, March 3, 2011 4:30 pm

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A forum for educators and employers, with regional pipeline organizations, to discuss the importance of promoting diversity in the legal profession by encouraging youth participation and support at an early stage. Participants will identify the challenges to pipeline diversity and develop strategies to overcome these challenges through effective collaboration with organizations that promote similar missions. The program will include plenary sessions to discuss educational initiatives and the current work of local pipeline groups. Participants will then partake in breakout group discussions and the program will culminate with a networking reception.

4:30pm Welcome
Barbara Berger Opotowsky, Executive Director, New York City Bar
Lynda Cevallos, Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)
4:45pm Plenary Session: Education Initiatives
5:30pm Plenary Session: Local Pipeline Initiatives/Directory
6:00pm Breakout Sessions & Report Back
7:00pm Reception

Anna Brown, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Tanya Douglas, Legal Services-NYC
Paula T. Edgar, Seton Hall University School of Law
Alphonzo Grant, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Melique Jones, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Supria Kuppuswamy, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Edwina Frances Martin, Legal Services-NYC/Chair, City Bar Committee on Diversity Pipeline Initiatives
Janis Meyer, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP/Chair, City Bar Recruitment & Retention of Lawyers Committee
Kisha Nunez, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Ayanna Ryans, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Zakiyyah Salim-Williams, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

For more information about this program, please contact Gabrielle Brown at (212) 382-6624 or gbrown@nycbar.org