Tuesday Nov 9 - Wednesday Nov 10, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit

A Real Conversation About Gender
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Are trying to navigate the legal profession as a women, LGBTQ+, or gender non-conforming attorney?
Are you a law firm manager or hiring partner seeking to create equitable policies for your employees? 
A Real Conversation about Gender will provide you with the practical solutions you need to dismantle systems of inequality and create lasting structural change.

Why Attend:
Learn about the state of the law and law firm culture for women and those who identify differently. Get an in-depth overview of Anti-Discrimination Laws and Major SCOTUS Cases.
Grasp the importance of gender pronouns and inclusive language in law firm culture, and understand how to properly use your influence to empower the next generation and
frame a vision to build a gender inclusive and equitable law firm of the future.  

In today’s legal world, diversity, equity and inclusion are more than aspirations. They are necessities.

Keynote Speaker

Michele Coleman Mayes

Michele Coleman Mayes is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library (2012 – present). She previously held the position of General Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company (2007-2012) and Pitney Bowes Inc. (2003-2007). Ms. Mayes served on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration from 2013-2014. She was Chair of the Commission on Women in the Profession of the American Bar Association from 2014-2017. In 2015, she became a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel and was elected to its Board of Trustees in December 2019. In August 2016, she was elected to the Board of Directors of Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO).  In June 2020, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Center for Reproductive Rights. She is a sought after speaker on the topic of diversity and inclusion.  She is co-author of the book Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500.

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Andrea S. Kramer

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Joshua Block


Richard Saenz

Lambda Legal

Stephanie Scharf

Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

Roberta Liebenberg

Fine Kaplan & Black

Gabriel Arkles

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc

Rafael M. Langer-Osuna

Squire Patton Boggs

JoAnne A. Epps

Temple Law School

Chinyere Ezie

Center for Constitutional Rights

Raymond M. Williams

DLA Piper

Lloyd Freeman

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Megan Elizabeth Gray

Condé Nast

Nakhia Crossley

Solar Energy Industries Association
On November 9 & 10, 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.