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Best Practices for Building and Supporting the Pipeline

An annual forum for educators and employers to identify challenges to pipeline diversity and suggest strategies and tactics to support diverse students who seek to pursue a legal career. 

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Agenda | Registration | Post-Conference Reports | Past Programs

 

 

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Raising the Bar (Exam): Strategies for Increasing the Minority Law Student Bar Exam Pass Rate

March 27, 2014; 5pm

Registration: http://bit.ly/1my5ksd

 

An annual forum presented by the City Bar Committee on Diversity Pipeline Initiatives for educators, employers, and regional pipeline organizations, to discuss ways to increase the pass rate of minority bar takers.

Agenda:


5:00pm- Welcome Remarks

5:15pm- Panel:

Paula Brown Donaldson, Executive Director, Practing Attorneys for Law Students, Inc. (PALS) 

Mike Sims, President, Barbri

Alicia Lowery Rosenbaum, Attorney, U.S. Education, Microsoft Corporation

6:30pm- Breakout Sessions

7:30pm- Reception

 

Sponsored by: Committee on Diversity Pipeline Initiatives, Paula T. Edgar, Chair

Co-sponsored by: Council on the Profession, Mark C. Morril, Chair; Committee on Minorities in the Profession, Jeanine Conley, Chair; Committee on Law Student Perspectives, Susan D. Bainnson, Chair; Practicing Attorneys for Law Students, Inc. (PALS)

 

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Annual Best Practices for Building and Supporting the Pipeline Forum

 

Each year, the Committee on Diversity Pipeline Initiatives hosts a Best Practices for Building and Supporting the Pipeline forum. This forum brings together regional pipeline organizations, legal educators and legal employers to discuss the importance of promoting diversity in the legal profession by encouraging programming and involvement for students considering a legal career. Forum participants identify the challenges to pipeline diversity and develop strategies and best practices to overcome these challenges through effective collaboration with organizations that promote similar missions. Following each forum, the Committee issues a set of best practices to assist with the development of diversity programs.

For more information about this program, please contact Clare Plunkett at (212) 382-6772 or cplunkett@nycbar.org

 

Post-Conference Reports

2012 Post-Conference Report: Expanding the Pipeline to the Legal Profession for Diverse College Students & Recent Graduates [download]

2011 Post-Conference Report: Best Practices for Educators and Employers on Building and Supporting the Pipeline [download]

 

Past Best Practices Programs

 

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Best Practices for Supporting Diverse Students During Law School and Into Employment

March 15, 2013, 4:30pm

An annual forum presented by the City Bar Committee on Diversity Pipeline Initiatives for educators, employers, and regional pipeline organizations, to discuss ways to enhance opportunities for diverse law students and recent law graduates as they enter the profession. 

Sponsored by: Committee on Diversity Pipeline Initiatives, Paula T. Edgar, Chair

Co-sponsored by: Committee on Minorities in the Profession, Jeanine Conley, Chair; Committee on Law Student Perspectives, Susan D. Bainnson, Chair; Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers, Steven P. Seltzer, Chair; Practicing Attorneys for Law Students, Inc. (PALS)

Materials

 

Expanding the Pipeline to the Legal Profession for Diverse College Students & Recent Graduates

March 29, 2012, 4:30pm

A follow-up program to last year's successful Best Practices Program, the City Bar Committees on Diversity Pipeline Initiatives and Minorities in the Profession will host a forum for educators, employers, with regional pipeline organizations, to discuss ways to enhance opportunities for diverse college students and recent graduates to pursue legal careers.

Photos: Album

 

Best Practices for Educators and Employers on Building and Supporting the Pipeline

March 3, 2011

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.

Photos: Album