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The legal profession continues to advance diversity as a critical business priority, however genuine progress has a long way to go. While many legal departments and law firms have made strides in the right direction, challenges remain for implementing and measuring initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in terms of ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability and veteran status. Recent public attention on the #MeToo movement has further highlighted some of these shortcomings.
In this live interactive CLE webcast, expert panelists Joi Bourgeois (Global Head of Diversity, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe), Susan Steinthal (Deputy General Counsel, Citizens Financial Group) and Sanjay (Jay) Benegal (Senior Vice President & Commercial Banker, Citizens Financial Group) will examine the issues of diversity and elimination of bias in corporate legal departments and law firms. The panel will address these and other key questions:
- What steps are corporate legal departments and law firms taking to ensure that attorney diversity is a priority?
- What are some best practices for recruiting, hiring and retaining attorneys of diverse backgrounds?
- What challenges have corporate law departments and law firms faced in implementing and measuring diversity programs?
- How can corporate legal departments help influence the diversity efforts of outside law firms?
- How has recent public attention on the #MeToo movement at financial institutions impacted how corporate legal departments and law firms are going about their diversity initiatives?
*CLE-accredited for the states of New York & California (Elimination of Bias, 1.0 credit) requires: (a) attendance for the entire live webcast (start to finish), and (b) completion of post-webcast survey.
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