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Broadcast Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

The increasing focus on promoting Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the workplace has gained support from many organizations, especially law firms. Embracing D&I principles in the legal workforce is perceived to help create a high-performing team and improve client services, productivity, and decision-making.

As more organizations strive to advance their D&I commitment, continued innovation becomes critical in creating positive change in the workplace. To achieve this, organizations must ensure that their D&I strategy aligns with their objectives.

Listen as a distinguished panel of thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth and timely discussion on promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The speakers will also share actionable insights and recommendations to initiate and improve D&I practices within your organization.

Key topics that will be covered in this discussion are:

  • The Growing Focus on D&I
  • Impact of D&I in the Decision-Making Process
  • Challenges in the D&I Profile of the Legal Profession
  • Key Approaches to Improve D&I Implementation
  • Moving DE&I Forward: What Lies Ahead
  • Beyond the D&I “Echo Chamber”: Proven Law Practice Leader Tips to Guide Progress

Credit:

Course Level: 

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

None

 

Course Code:

149690

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

 

Total Credit:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Amanda Garcia Williams, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Husch Blackwell LLP

Amanda Garcia-Williams is the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Husch Blackwell LLP where she supports the development of an inclusive culture so that attorneys and business professionals are best equipped to meet client needs. Amanda sees her most significant role as ensuring that the firm acts on its goals of equity and inclusion. She ensures that diverse team members have a supportive environment where they can thrive.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Amanda served in the General Counsel’s office at Jackson National Life Insurance while simultaneously building the company’s first diversity and inclusion working group and developing an initial diversity and inclusion strategy.

James O’Sullivan, Shareholder
Tiffany & Bosco P.A.

For over 30 years, Jim O’Sullivan has guided businesses and their owners through their most important stages: from business formation to succession planning and sale transactions, including negotiating and preparing agreements to strategically grow and protect the business, as well as resolving disputes among the owners.

Jim received the State Bar of Arizona’s 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award and 2013 Continuing Education Award.  Jim is the current Chairperson of the State Bar of Arizona’s Leadership Institute, a year-long intensive program that selects and trains the next generation of diverse community leaders for the Arizona Bar and beyond.

Best Lawyers recently named Jim the 2022 Lawyer of the Year for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses in Phoenix, Arizona.

May Lu, Shareholder
Tiffany & Bosco P.A.

May Lu is an equity shareholder at Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., practicing business transactional law through assisting businesses and their owners on a variety of issues in the life cycle of a business.

As the current Board President of the ACLU of Arizona, May recently spoke at ACLU’s Biennial Leadership Conference regarding employing a growth mindset that centers on equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.  She is the past President and a current member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association. As an alumna of the State Bar of Arizona’s Leadership Institute (“BLI”), she is paying it forward by serving on the BLI Panel that selects the next generation of diverse community leaders for leadership training.

Agenda:

Amanda Garcia Williams, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Husch Blackwell LLP

Talking Points:

  • Aligning the Firm’s DE&I Strategy to broader Firm Strategic Objectives
  • Using DE&I Data to inform a successful strategic plan
  • Best Practices for building an internal DE&I Team to meet strategic goals

James O’Sullivan, Shareholder

Tiffany & Bosco P.A.

Talking Points:

  1. Beyond the D&I “Echo Chamber”: Proven Law Practice Leader Tips to Guide Progress
  2. Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Through Training Opportunities That Enhance Collaboration
  3. Suggested Inclusion Strategies to Enhance Professional Growth Opportunities for Less Experienced Colleagues
  4. Action Steps You Can Implement to Help Colleagues Find Their Voice

May Lu, Shareholder

Tiffany & Bosco P.A.

Talking Points:

  1. Organizational Challenges to Current D&I Efforts Specific to Lawyers and Legal Profession
  2. Personal D&I Challenges and Overcoming Them
  3. Finding and Training Leaders to Champion D&I

Date & Time:

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Materials:

Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officers
  • Chief Human Resources Officers
  • Diversity & Inclusion Officers
  • Employee Relations Professionals
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Labor and Employment Law Attorneys
  • Law Firm Managing Partners

SPEAKERS

Amanda Garcia WilliamsChief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Husch Blackwell LLP
James O’SullivanShareholder
Tiffany & Bosco P.A.
May LuShareholder
Tiffany & Bosco P.A.

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