Building Inclusive Legal Teams:
Systems for Solving the Legal Profession's Diversity Problem
Event Date: April 18, 2016
Available Media Formats:
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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
The LCLD Mid-Year Presentation – Building Inclusive Legal Teams: Systems for Solving the Legal Profession’s Diversity Problem – will provide key legal executives and diversity professionals with the tools to identify the issues facing recruiting, retaining and promoting diverse talent within law firms and corporate legal departments. The meeting also seeks to develop the following topics: the importance of investing in the legal pipeline and the active development of diverse talent and the recognition of specific ways to ensure that a diverse talent pool is identified when looking at organizational leadership. Attendees will leave the program with a better understanding on the state of diversity in the legal profession and how leaders and stakeholders can positively impact the leadership trajectory of diverse talent within their law firms and corporate law departments.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Discussion of the elements needed to create a highly competent and professional partner
- Review of selection criteria and selection methods to yield high potential lawyers
- Analysis of evidence related to quantity and quality of work assignments as a driver of professional development
- Impact of mentoring on professional development and feedback for lawyers
The LCLD Mid-Year Presentation – Building Inclusive Legal Teams: Systems for Solving the Legal Profession’s Diversity Problem – is open to managing partners, general counsel, diversity professionals and other attorneys from LCLD member organizations who are stakeholders on issues surrounding diversity within their law firm or corporate legal department.
Systems for Solving the Legal Profession’s Diversity Problem
1:00-3:00pm (120 Minutes)
(Speaker: Professor William D. Henderson, Esq.)
- A Look at the Current System Utilized in the U.S. Legal Profession for Recruitment, Selection, Development, Feedback, Evaluation, and Promotion
- Theory on Elements Needed to Create A Highly Competent and Professional Partner in a New System
- How Research on New System Supports Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Profession
- The Economics Supporting a System for Selecting and Developing Lawyers
3:00-3:10pm (10 Minutes)
LCLD Member Attorney panel, moderated by Robert J. Grey, Jr. Esq.
3:10-4:00pm (50 Minutes)
William D. Henderson, Esq., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Richard E. Meade, Esq., Prudential Financial, Monica G. Parham, Esq., Crowell & Moring, LLP, Mackenzie K. Phillips, Esq., Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, Rachel Simmonds-Watson, Esq., Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
- Identifying Opportunities for Systems Change within our Organizations and in our Professional Interactions
- Evaluating the Economic Impact Potential for our Organizations and Legal Departments
- How to Incorporate our Understanding of Systematic Change in order to Build a More Inclusive Legal Profession within our Organizations and in our Professional Interactions
Robert J. Grey, Jr., Esq., Hunton & Williams LLP
William D. Henderson, Esq., Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Richard E. Meade, Esq., Prudential Financial Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, International
Monica G. Parham, Esq., Crowell & Moring, LLP
Mackenzie K. Phillips, Esq., Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated Senior Vice President & Chief Corporate Counsel
Rachel V. Simmonds-Watson, Esq., Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
*CLE Credit: PLI programs offer CLE credit in all U.S. jurisdictions that have mandatory CLE requirements. New York: In accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board, this transitional continuing legal education course has been approved for a maximum of 3 credit hours, of which 3 credit hours can be applied toward the ethics requirement. California: This activity is approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 2.5 hours, of which 2.5 hours will apply to elimination of bias.