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Diversity and Inclusion

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion was created in 2004 to work with New York City legal employers to foster more diverse and inclusive work environments. Over 120 law firms and corporations have signed on to the Association's Statement of Diversity Principles which represents a strong commitment to establish and attain diversity goals. The Statement defines diversity as an inclusive concept, encompassing race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, and marital and parental status. The Office for Diversity and Inclusion regularly tracks the progress of signatory law firms and law departments on key diversity representation metrics.

 


 Announcements 

 

2014 dinner
Diversity and Inclusion Celebration Dinner; June 18

Please join us for our 30th Anniversary Diversity and Inclusion Celebration Dinner, which will be held at the City Bar on Wednesday, June 18th at 6pm. This dinner will recognize our 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award winners, and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Association’s Statement of Diversity Principles, while highlighting key benchmarks in the City Bar’s long history of supporting diversity in the legal profession.

For sponsorship opportunities and tickets to the Cocktail Reception and Dinner on June 18, click here.

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to host a series of events exclusively for our Statement of Diversity Principles Signatories as a lead up to our 30th Anniversary Diversity and Inclusion Champion Celebration Dinner on June 18. The series of events will provide an opportunity for various experts and stakeholders to discuss meaningful ways to effect change in diversifying the legal profession. Reserved seats to each event will be available for Office Sponsors

Diversity Directors Roundtable Breakfast
Monday, April 21st; 8:30am-10am
Diversity Directors from Signatory firms will participate in a roundtable discussion to share best practices, and help provide input regarding City Bar resources for Signatories.
To RSVP, please email cplunkett@nycbar.org


Managing Partners Diversity and Inclusion Forum
Tuesday, April 22nd; Panel: 6pm-7:30pm, Reception: 7:30pm
Managing Partners and Chairs from leading law firms in diversity will participate in and facilitate a dialogue about the business case for diversity, successes and challenges in their diversity efforts, and share their experiences and best practices. The forum is invitation-only for Managing Partners, Chairs, and partners at Signatory Firms. A reception will follow.
To RSVP, please email cplunkett@nycbar.org

MODERATED BY: Werten Bellamy, President, Stakeholders Inc.


General Counsels Diversity and Inclusion Forum
Wednesday, April 30th; Panel: 6pm-7:30pm, Reception: 7:30pm
General Counsels from companies that are leaders in diversity will participate in and facilitate a dialogue about the successes and challenges in their diversity efforts, and share their experiences and best practices with the attendees. The panelists will speak not only about their company’s own efforts, but also on the importance of diversity in the outside counsel that serve them. A reception will follow.
To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/1rKpz5S

MODERATED BY: Joseph K. West, President and CEO, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)

PANELISTS:

James T. Breedlove, Praxair, Inc.
Sheila K. Davidson, New York Life
Kim Harris, NBCUniversal
Don H. Liu, Xerox
Gwen Marcus, Showtime
Teresa M. Sebastian, Darden Restaurants
Jane C. Sherburne, Bank of New York Mellon
Michael S. Solender, Ernst & Young

 


Office for Diversity and Inclusion Newsletters

April 2014 Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1dNpaMu

March 2014 Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1mD7vux

 

 

Upcoming Committee Programs

 

Raising the Bar (Exam): Strategies for Increasing the Minority Law Student Bar Exam Pass Rate
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
More info & registration: http://bit.ly/1my5ksd

 

 

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