MIP Diversity & Inclusion Symposium
The NCBA Minorities in the Profession Committee will present its first Diversity & Inclusion Symposium: An Open Conversation About Issues Impacting Attorneys Traditionally Underrepresented in the Law, on Friday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will be held at 214 Martin St. (Moore Square, Downtown Raleigh) and is geared toward providing attorneys traditionally underrepresented in the law as well as allies of these individuals with the tools and strategies necessary to thrive in the legal profession and to effectively champion inclusion within their organizations.
Judge Allyson K. Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, past president of the NCBA, is the featured speaker.
Through a panel presentation, breakout sessions, and guest speaker remarks, attendees will learn and engage in dialogue on topics such as:
- How to Make the Business Case for Diversity In Your Organization.
- Systemic Challenges Women, Ethnic Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and/or others Traditionally Underrepresented in the Legal Profession Face in the Workplace and How to Overcome these Roadblocks
- The Important Role of Allies in Diversity & Inclusion
- How In-House Counsel Are Uniquely Positioned to Create D&I Opportunities
- Leveraging Diversity & Hiring/Recruitment Committees and Creating Business Development Opportunities
- The Road Ahead: Challenges and Successes in Advocating for Inclusion
Here is the complete lineup of speakers:
- Judge Allyson Duncan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- Nicholle Allen-Steele, Parker Poe
- Mike Gordon, Chiesi USA, Inc.
- Denisse Gonzalez, Cisco
- Karla Anderson, COBX
- Erica M. Jackson, K&L Gates
- Dawn Baxton, Durham County BOE
- Sid Shenoy,Womble Bond Dickinson
- Tara N. Cho, Wyrick Robbins
- Danielle B. Wilson, Banks Law Firm
- Lawrence Cameron, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of N.C.
- Gerald Walden, The Fresh Market, Inc.
- Caitlin Goforth, Jackson Lewis
- Geneva Yourse, RailInc