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Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. We encourage all eligible attendees to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application
Please note that newly admitted New York attorneys (attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) cannot earn credit for this program. Attorneys licensed in New York, California, Illinois, Florida or Minnesota can earn Bias or Diversity Credit.
Why You Should Attend
Law continues to be one of the least diverse professions in the United States, and the challenges of creating an inclusive law office environment continue. In this year’s Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice program, a faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals will discuss recent legal developments that impact diversity, and best practices for achieving a sustainable, diverse law office workplace.
A networking reception, scheduled at the conclusion of the program (5:15-6:00 pm), will provide New York City program attendees with the opportunity to meet with faculty and colleagues.
What You Will Learn
- Recent legal developments that impact diversity
- Diversity and inclusion best practices in law offices and in-house
- How the changing demographics impact diversity and inclusion efforts; cultivating the evolving legal talent pool
- Conducting an internal diversity and inclusion assessment, including internal audits
Who Should Attend
This program will be of great interest to all legal professionals concerned about issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including partners and associates, in-house counsel, diversity directors, and professionals working in government or nonprofit organizations.