Addressing racial, ethnic and gender bias within the legal profession
Join us for a collaborative presentation with the Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association!
The first part of this program is a facilitated, interactive discussion addressing issues of racial, ethnic, and gender bias in the legal profession including the impact of implicit bias on diverse team building, and/or persons with differing sexual orientations. The workshop format was developed by the Continuing Legal Education Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and includes videotaped vignettes and audience participation using anonymous electronic polling.
The second part of the program is a panel discussion on how representatives of law firms and legal departments, through hiring and their purchases of legal services, engage their commitment to promote women, lawyers of color, and persons with differing sexual orientations as outside counsel and expand their professional growth and development within law firms. The panel will review best practices and various approaches law firms and legal departments might use to meet these requirements through collaboration, partnerships, joint venturing, co-counseling and subcontracting.
• Anthony E. Gay, Vice President and General Counsel at PECO Energy
• Maria L. H. Lewis, Chief Diversity Officer and Counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
• Tom Sager, Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP and former General Counsel at the DuPont Company
Course Planners are:
• Trent Hargrove, Diversity Officer at the Pennsylvania Bar Association (moderator)
• Sadeq M. Khan, Chief Compliance Officer/Deputy General Counsel at Vertical Screen, Inc.
• A. Peter Prinsen, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the Graham Company
Lunch is included. Check-in and lunch start at 11:30 am.
Materials: All attendees will receive the course materials as a digital download. These materials are not for sale.