LGBTQ+ Rights: How to be an Inclusive Advocate
Created on November 10, 2021
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With the increased focus that the legal profession hopefully places on gender diversity, there is a crucial need for professionals within the legal world to understand how to be inclusive advocates for their LGBTQ+ clients and colleagues.
This session, presented by Brandon Cox of Greenberg Traurig, Alice Kessler of Greenberg Traurig, Toni Lambert of Children's Law Center and Rafael Langer-Osuna of Squire Patton Boggs, will discuss the LGBTQ+ experience in the legal world from a first-hand perspective and discuss best practices for recruitment and retention, affirming firm and organizational culture, and training for legal professionals, among other topics. Participants will come away with a better understanding of common struggles for LGBTQ+ members of the legal profession as well as strategies to be supportive and understanding allies.
- Understand common gender struggles that LGBTQ+ attorneys and legal professionals face
- Understand how laws and culture have evolved to change these dynamics in the workplace
- Identify best practices for recruiting and onboarding LGBTQ+ attorneys and legal professionals
- Review DEI initiatives that uplift and support LGBTQ+ professionals
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