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Diversity and Inclusion

 

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion works with New York City legal employers to foster more diverse and inclusive work environments while supporting and regularly tracking the progress of more than 130 signatory law firms and law departments on key diversity representation metrics. The Office and the NYC Bar Committees within the Diversity and Inclusion group host a number of programs to support diverse attorneys and students. The Office also provides a comprehensive pipeline initiative which supports high school, college and law students to develop necessary professional skills and gain exposure to the legal profession through programs that provide participants with academic support and preparation for law school, career exploration opportunities and exposure to the profession, professional and substantive skill development, and networking/mentoring opportunities.

To get involved, contact Gabrielle Lyse Brown, Director of Diversity and Inclusion. 


Upcoming Events

Affinity Bar Leaders Breakfast 
Tuesday, September 9; 8:30am 
The New York City Bar Office for Diversity & Inclusion will host an Affinity Bar Leaders Breakfast at 8:30am on Tuesday, September 9th. This breakfast, hosted by the City Bar’s executive team and incoming co-chairs of the Enhance Diversity in the Profession Committee, will be an intimate opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and discuss ways to foster collaboration and joint support. 
Registration is open to Affinity Bar leadership. To register, please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/Y5znNC


Diversity Professionals Working Group
Wednesday, September 17; 8:30am 
We are pleased to announce the formation of our Diversity Professionals Working Group, which will meet regularly to provide an opportunity for diversity professions to share best practices, foster collaboration, and ensure that the City Bar provides the support and training that is most beneficial to all of you. The group will kick off on Wednesday, September 17th with an interactive workshop, "Achieving Diversity and Inclusion," in collaboration with the Cornell University ILR School, Diversity and Inclusion Program. 
Registration is open to diversity professionals at signatory law firms and companies. To register, please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/1s5SSyb.



Announcements

2013 Diversity Benchmarking Report
The 2013 Diversity Benchmarking Report, released on Wednesday, June 18th, highlighted the successes and challenges of a decade of tracking data on diversity and inclusion efforts of signatory law firms.

Press Release: http://bit.ly/1plT9fr
2013 Benchmarking Report: http://bit.ly/1lw6yDy

2014 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Celebration Dinner
On Wednesday, June 18th, the New York City Bar Association celebrated 30 years of diversity and inclusion efforts and honored its 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Champions. New York City Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter provided the keynote address, and the City Bar premiered a video that showcases the rich history of efforts. The Dinner was generously sponsored by Signatory law firms and companies to the Statement of Diversity Principles.

View the full album of the Cocktail Reception and Dinner at the following link: http://bit.ly/1lQRDhs
To view the "Celebrating 30 Years of Diversity", please visit: http://bit.ly/1vZrmp6

To view the Champion Award speeches, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSgYnzkN0hg


The 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Awards were presented to:

Michelle J. Anderson
Dean, CUNY School of Law

Joseph M. Drayton
Partner, Cooley LLP

Thomas E. Heftler
(Awarded Posthumously)

Natalia Martín & Karla G. Sanchez
Co-founders, "Cafecitos Network"

Michael W. Oshima
(Awarded Posthumously)


2014 Diversity and Inclusion Pipeline Champion Award
Morgan Stanley Legal and Compliance Division

 

For more information about the award and the winners, please visit: http://bit.ly/1fpq0j0

 

 

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Office for Diversity and Inclusion Newsletters

September 2014 Newsletter: http://bit.ly/WgXdUQ 

June 2014 Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1ku7UNp

May 2014 Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1jYu7lS

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

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

 

 

 

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