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The Career Choice Series is designed to help you choose your career path. Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work in various practice areas and the best way to position yourself to get there.
Description & Speakers
This webinar introduces you to the growing career path of becoming a senior diversity officer at a law firm -- many at the Chief or C-Suite level – whose job it is to attract and retain talented lawyers from all diverse backgrounds, build a pipeline by partnering with the community organizations, and build a culture in the law firm that celebrates diversity. This is an exciting new career option for those interested in making a difference and driving change in the legal profession. Our speakers explore their respective roles as D&I professionals at large law firms, provide invaluable insight into how they broke into their respective positions, the pros and cons, and what a typical day in their work entails.
Speakers & Moderator
Zakiyyah S. Williams, Chief Diversity Officer, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY
Carlos Dávila-Caballero, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY
Skip Horne, Vice President for Engagement, The NALP Foundation, Palm Springs, CA; ABA Career Center Board Member (moderator)
Shop ABA Suggested reading
Diversity in Action: A Manual for Diversity Professionals in Law
By Anna L Brown and Theresa D Cropper
Detailed and user friendly guide to assist those involved in diversity work to incorporate and develop diversity initiatives in their law firms and corporations.