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Beyond Diversity 2009: The Next Generation

February 25, 2009, New York City
February 25, 2009, Live Webcast

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Reasons to Attend

While the business case for diversity has been made, the challenges to creating and retaining an inclusive work force in the legal workplace remain great. PLI's annual Beyond Diversity 2009: The Next Generation will examine the "next generation" of diversity initiatives in law firms and corporate and government legal departments, and offer practical advice on how diverse attorneys can take advantage of these initiatives.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The impact of the recession on diversity programs: has there been a reduction in support?

  • Expanding the "pipeline": what role should the legal community play and do law firms have an obligation to contribute to the process at the early entry points to the pipeline? What else can be done?

  • The views of diversity directors: their concerns in the present economic environment, and new initiatives to expand the diversity umbrella

  • The views of General Counsel: what are their diversity objectives for outside counsel and within the corporate legal department

  • Practical advice on how the minority attorney can successfully direct his or her career in the current business downturn

  • The expectations of diverse associates—what partners and diversity directors need to know

Throughout the program time will be left for questions, discussion, and sharing of best practices.

Beyond Diversity 2009: The Next Generation will be of interest to law firm partners and associates, in-house counsel, diversity, human resource and professional development directors, and law firm recruiters.

Specially priced at only $25! Reserve your seat today!

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Beyond Diversity 2009: The Next Generation

      New York City, February 25, 2009

      Live Webcast, February 25, 2009

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Lorraine S. McGowen
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
New York City

Anna L. Brown
Special Attorney/Director of Diversity
Shearman & Sterling LLP
New York City

CLE Credit

New York CLE Credit:
This program has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6.5 hours, which can be applied toward the professional practice requirement.

California CLE Credit:
This program has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 5.75 hours, of which 1.5 credit hour can be applied toward the elimination of bias requirement. PLI will retain the required MCLE records for this program.


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