October 04, 2018

Diversity experts to speak on disability diversity and inclusion in employment on Oct. 9

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2018 — Legal and industry experts will discuss the benefits of disability inclusion and how to create an inclusive environment at a program marking National Disability Employment Awareness Month hosted by the American Bar Association, Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 11 am. EST.

What:   
Building an Inclusive Workforce
Sponsored by the ABA Commission on Disability Rights
Co-sponsored by ABA Diversity Council

When: 
Tuesday, 
Oct. 9, 2018
11a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST

Where: 
American Bar Association
John Marshall Room A & B (5t Floor)
1050 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Participating in the program are Caleb Berkemeier, training specialist, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center; Kymberlee Dwinell, director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Northrop Grumman Corporation; and Elizabeth A. Kolbe, associate, Sidley Austin LLP.

The commission continues to support its “Pledge for Change: Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession” effort. The pledge asks legal employers, judges, law schools and state and local bar associations to commit to disability diversity. To date, 231 legal entities have signed the pledge.

This event is open to members of the press at no charge. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at Betsy.Adeboyejo@ameicanbar.org.

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