Diversity in the Workplace: When Recruitment and Hiring Aren't Enough
2 PM EST
While the legal profession has made great strides in diversifying its workforce, many legal employers view divertsity as an issue of compliance and fail to take requisite steps to adequately integrate racial/ethnic minority attorneys, attorneys with disabilities, and LGBT attorneys into the workplace. This panel will address the need to bolster diversity policies/programs/initiatives by promoting work cultures where minorities feel included, fully integrated, and have equal access to opportunities.
Chioma Chukwu, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Elk Grove, CA
Janette Wipper, US Department of Labor-Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs, San Francisco, CA
Nelson Chan, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Elk Grove, CA
Sheila Isong, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC
Karen Hester, Center for Legal Inclusiveness, Denver, CO