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After two years of remote work, many law firms are now requiring attorneys to return to the office full-time or adopting a hybrid work model.  Returning to work in the office creates challenges for diverse attorneys, many of whom have experienced a reprieve from certain microaggressions and biases while working remotely. Attorneys with disabilities and others who have seen advances in workplace inclusion as a result of opportunities created by remote work are concerned about preserving those hard-fought gains and ensuring that, from a DEI perspective, the legal profession does not return to the way it was pre-pandemic.

In this continuation of our earlier briefing Technology’s Impact on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, our expert panel will discuss:

  • The challenges of return to the office and hybrid work policies for diverse attorneys (10 minutes)
  • Ways in which diverse attorneys can use technology to advance their careers and create opportunities while working in the office or in a hybrid work model (15 minutes)
  • The connection between ESG and DEI (10 minutes)
  • How ESG can serve as a tool for preserving, and building on, the gains made by diverse attorneys while working remotely (15 minutes)
  • How law firms can maximize diversity, equity, and inclusion in the evolving hybrid work model (10 minutes).





Tracee E. Davis

Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Gail Gottehrer

Del Monte Fresh Produce Company


Barbara Graves-Poller

Corporation Counsel of the City of Kingston


Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy

Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department


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