Tuesday Oct 19, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit

Exploring Theories on Why the Legal Profession is Lagging in Diversity and Creating Solutions for Meaningful Change
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Keynote Speaker

DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice. As a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter Movement and a co-founder of Campaign Zero, DeRay has worked to connect individuals with knowledge and tools, and provide citizens and policy makers with commonsense policies that ensure equity.

DeRay frequently appears on national media outlets including The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, NPR, MSNBC, CNN, among many others. He was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine in 2015 and one of the 30 Most Influential People On The Internet by Time Magazine in 2016.

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Jeanine Conley Daves

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Hon. Marcy L. Kahn

Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division

Paulette Brown

Locke Lord LLP

Bobby Codjoe

Cardozo School of Law

Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy

Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division

Ama Karikari Yawson


Charlie Bingham, Jr.


Toby Egbuna


Beau Baez

University of Idaho College of Law

Onika Williams

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Cheyne Scott

Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC

Alain Mathieu

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Jennifer Carrion

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Tracey West


Jennifer Richardson

Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates

Olivia McGill

Hon. Ricja Rice

Schedule (October 19, 2021, Eastern Time)

10:00am - 10:10am: Opening Remarks

10:15am - 10:45am: Keynote Address - A Discussion on Race in the United States

11:00am - 11:45am (concurrent sessions):

Session 1: Debunking the Myth of the "Applicant Pool Problem"

Session 2: Strategies for Success for Minority Attorneys: Navigating and Succeeding in Large Law Firms

Session 3: Foundational DEI Concepts: Defining Microaggressions

12:00pm - 12:30pm: LUNCH BREAK

12:30pm - 1:30pm:  Combating Imposter Syndrome for Minority Attorneys (CLE)

1:45pm - 2:45pm (concurrent sessions):

Session 1: Strategies for Building and Managing Diverse Legal Teams (CLE)

Session 2: Strategies for Diversifying the Judiciary (CLE)

3:00 - 3:30: Closing Keynote Address - Tackling Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession

3:30 - 4:30: Closing Remarks and Live Q&A with Closing Keynote Speaker Paulette Brown

On Oct 19, the presenters will be available during all sessions for LIVE Q&A. Questions are encouraged!

After the event, all content will be available for on-demand viewing for attendees and unlimited Lawline members.

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DEI Commitment

Lawline is dedicated to promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion within the legal community. We believe that diverse backgrounds provide unique perspectives, resulting in innovation and excellence. As an online CLE provider serving attorneys nationwide, this commitment serves our members by enhancing the quality of programming we provide and delivering fresh ideas to lawyers who serve a diverse clientele.

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