Goal IX Newsletter

Summer 2000, Volume 6, Number 3

Annual Meeting 2000 Publication Premiers

The Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession hosted two Presidential Showcase programs at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City. The program for Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters: Words of Wisdom from Multicultural Women Attorneys Who’ve Been There and Done That featured a panel of accomplished women lawyers and authors. Miles to Go 2000: Progress of Minorities in the Legal Profession provided an update to the 1998 report.

 Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters panelists (left to right): the book’s editor Karen A. Clanton; three of the book’s contributors: W. Muzette Hill, Angela Oh, and Charisse R. Lillie; program commentators: Helen Zia (author, Asian American Dreams) and Jill Nelson (author, Straight, No Chaser) .

 Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters contributors and editor (left to right, front row): Patricia Weston Rivera, Karen Wong, W. Muzette Hill, Karen A. Clanton; (left to right, back row): J. Cunyon Gordon, Charisse R. Lillie, Angela Oh, LaFleur C. Browne, Paula K. Bouldon.

 Program attendees enjoyed the opportunity to obtain autographs from the book’s editor and some of the contributors after the program, including (right to left) Angela Oh, W. Muzette Hill, Karen A. Clanton, and Beverly McQueary Smith.

 “Miles to Go: The Next Step” program panelists (left to right): Samuel M. Hill, Native American Bar Association President-Elect; Susan Hackett, American Corporate Counsel Association General Counsel; Clarissa Cerda, Hispanic National Bar Association Regional President; Frank H. Wu, Howard University Law School Associate Professor; Elizabeth Chambliss, author, Miles to Go; Michael F. Yamamoto, Multicultural Bar Alliance Immediate Past President; and ABA Board of Governors Member Judge Bernice B. Donald.

 Prior to the program, panelists gathered for a photo session.


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