Suffolk University Law School Dean Camille Nelson and Keren Zuniga McDowell, Director of Suffolk University’s Office of Academic Access and Opportunity at Suffolk University, discuss SU Discoverlaw.org PLUS.
On this edition of The Legal ToolKit, brought to you by Catuogno Court Reporting, host Jared Correia, Law Practice Management Advisor with Mass. LOMAP, welcomes Denise Squillante, president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Valerie Yarashus, immediate past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, to cover some important MBA initiatives. They take a look at today’s challenges for the legal profession, discuss diversity, technology, mentoring in the legal profession and about how the MBA is reaching young attorneys statewide.
On this Legal TIPS program, co-hosts Attorney Gilda Mariani and Attorney Barbara Gislason, chat with Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”) Chair Timothy Bouch about TIPS’ diversity initiatives. And host Attorney Gilda Mariani explores the formation and development of one of TIPS diversity initiatives, the Leadership Academy, with its current dean Attorney Peter Neeson, as a vehicle for drawing young lawyers from diverse backgrounds who aspire to serve the public.
People are making a difference in the legal community. The American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession recently announced their selection of judges, lawyers, a legislator and a law professor to receive the 2009 Spirit of Excellence Awards, honoring efforts to promote a more diverse legal profession. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Fred Alvarez, chair of the ABA Commission on Opportunities for Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession and award recipients Attorney Richard A. Soden, of counsel to the Boston office of the national law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP and Justice Dan Sosa Jr., retired Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, to talk about diversity in the legal profession. They will discuss the progress over the years, how they have overcome barriers and made opportunities available to others and how they encourage young people to pursue law as a career.
Back in 1999, the Chief Legal Officers of 500 large corporations agreed to push their outside legal firms into hiring more minorities and women. Has their promise been kept? Have law firms diversified their staff? Coast to Coast, hosted by Attorneys and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, tackle this topic with in depth analysis from Veta Richardson, the Executive Director for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and Attorney Ron Jordan, the founding Principal of Carter-White & Shaw. This is expert insight you shouldn’t miss!
Coast to Coast, with co-hosts, Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, from Law.com’s arsenal of law bloggers, takes on an important issue about diversity (or lack thereof) in the legal blogosphere. Are the ranks of women, and minorities being heard? Are they getting the recognition they deserve? Our special guests are Lisa Stone, originator of BlogHer, a blogger and a journalist whose work has appeared in the NY Times and the LA Times, Attorney Sean Carter, a syndicated writer, blogger and legal humorist who writes Lawpsided, and Monica Bay, editor in chief of Law Technology News and who writes The Common Scold. Don’t miss the revealing discussion on this show!