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September 19, 2019 CWP News

Interrupting Bias: The Keys to Doing Diversity Right in the Workplace

The Commission on Women in the Profession held a second CLE program at the ABA Annual Meeting to present research conducted by the American Bar Association to further understand and address biases experienced by women, minority, LGBT, and disabled lawyers in the legal workplace. Speakers included Paulette Brown, past president of the American Bar Association and senior partner and co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Locke Lord LLP; Michele Coleman Mayes, vice president, general counsel, and secretary at The New York Public Library; Dr. Peter Blanck, professor and chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University; Joan Williams, distinguished professor of law, UC Hastings Foundation chair, and director of the Center for WorkLife Law; Kelly Dermody, partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP; and Joseph West, partner and chief diversity and inclusion officer at Duane Morris LLP.

This program was cosponsored by the ABA Commission on Disability Rights, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and Section of Labor and Employment Law.

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