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Las Vegas to Host ABA Minority Counsel Program May 23-24

Las Vegas to Host ABA Minority Counsel Program May 23-24

By Gabriel McIntosh

CHICAGO, May 16, 2012 – Lawyers from corporations, law firms and government will gather from across the nation at Las Vegas’ Caesars Place May 24 for the 24th Annual Minority Counsel Spring Program, sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. The program is among the first to focus on fostering business opportunities between corporate America and lawyers of color.

The event will begin with a welcome reception May 23, followed by programming May 24 as follows:

Keynote Speaker: Guy Rounsaville, diversity director, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, San Francisco, 8 – 9 a.m.

Competitive Business Development Strategies in a Tough Legal Market, 9 – 10:15 a.m.

Successful Tips for Taking Your Career to the Next Level, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Affirmative Action Programs to Promote Diversity and Inclusion, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

The Art of Leveraging Your Leadership Skills, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Wrap-Up, 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Closing Networking Event, 5 – 7 p.m.

Conference details and program descriptions are at ambar.org/2012springmcp. News reporters may attend at no charge. For media credentials or other information, please contact Ira Pilchen,ira.pilchen@americanbar.org, 312-988-5743.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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