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Diversity

Advancing, Retaining & Recognizing the LGBT Lawyers of Your Firm

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - Thursday, January 21, 2010
06:00 am London - 06:00 am London

At the Forefront of Diversity:Advancing, Retaining & Recognizing the LGBT Lawyers of Your Firm

A highly-interactive forum centered on establishing and cultivating your firm's efforts to promote LGBT attorneys by adequately addressing the obstacles preventing success in today's law firm.

January 20, 2010San Francisco, California

This forum is designed to help you:

  • Sustain and continue to cultivate your firm's diversity initiatives

  • Promote constructive dialogue within your firm about diversity and the ways and means to advancing your diversity goals

  • Cultivate unique business strengths and opportunities by creating a more diverse and inclusive environment in which to practice law

  • Identify the institutional barriers in your firm that impede the success of LGBT lawyers

  • Better understand the impact LGBT diversity efforts have on corporate law departments and how LGBT diversity factors into the selection and retention of outside counsel

  • Recognize and relate to personal experiences of what it means to be "out" in the law firm setting

  • Recognize the impact that equality and diversity initiatives have on improved client service, morale and the firm's bottom line

Partner Deborah Schmall will be a featured guest speaker at this event.