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Transcending Labels: Diversity in the Legal Prof LiveWebcast

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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Free CLE Program and Reception for Law Students, Newly Admitted Attorneys, NYSBA Members and Non-members

Transcending Labels: Diversity Challenges in Legal Profession| Panel Discussion 

Thursday, March 29, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m.)

Live CLE Program & Webcast

1.0 MCLE Credit: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

CLE Program | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Moderator: Sandra H. Buchanan, Esq. | Chair, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 
Jacob Burns Moot Courtroom | 55 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY

Panelists will explore and discuss issues relative to diversity which law students and new attorneys may face, or have already encountered, as they enter the legal profession. 

Topics include implicit bias, being “out” at work, creating a more diverse workplace, and being the only minority.  Audience members will also be given an opportunity to pose questions to the panel. 

Please join Pathway to the Profession, Cardozo Law School, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York City (MBBA), the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (Le-GaL), and the Hispanic National Bar Association, Region II (HNBA) for a reception following the program where you can speak with members of these organizations and diversity representatives from NYSBA Sections.   


Sandra H. Buchanan, Esq. | Chair, NYSBA Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Hon. Paul Feinman | New York State Court of Appeals
Paula Edgar, Esq. | President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York City
Jill Pilgrim, Esq. | Founder, Pilgrim & Associates
Matt Fernandez Konigsberg, Esq. | Hispanic National Bar Association, Region II President
India Williamson | USI Affinity

Click Here to View the  Faculty Biographies

Sponsored by:
New York State Bar Association Pathway to the Profession
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York City (MBBA)
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (Le-GaL)

NYSBA Sections:
Antitrust Law Section
Business Law Section
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Dispute Resolution Section
Elder Law and Special Needs Section
Family Law Section
International Section
Labor and Employment Law Section
Real Property Law Section
Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section
Young Lawyers Section

Special thanks to the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Dean Melanie Leslie, and Assistant Dean for Career Services, Carey Bertolet Grand.

This is a free program for law students, newly admitted attorneys, NYSBA members and nonmembers.  Pre-registration is required. 

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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Cardozo Law School
55 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10003
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