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Upcoming events

    • 13 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    IILP Visionary Partners, Partners, and Allies are invited to join IILP CEO, Sandra Yamate, for a special preview presentation of the findings in IILP's newest publication, Diverse Outside Counsel: Who’s Getting the Business?, which will be released on August 2, 2022. This complimentary preview presentation is intended to allow diversity professionals and diversity committee leaders to familiarize themselves with the new findings in advance of the report’s release should anyone within their organizations have questions about them. This report details the findings from our survey of corporate clients on the amount of their diversity spend, how that spend is allocated among different types of diversity, and how they respond to those outside counsel law firms that are failing to become more diverse. 

    There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required. This invitation is only for the diversity professionals or diversity committee leaders in your organization. Those who attend will receive an electronic copy of the new report in advance of its release on August 2nd

    Not an IILP Visionary Partner, Partner, or Ally? Join us on August 2nd for the official release event. Learn more.


    • 02 Aug 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    It’s been over 30 years since then-GM General Counsel Harry J. Pearce issued what has come to be known as “the Harry Pearce letter” in which he asked GM’s outside counsel for greater diversity among the lawyers working on GM’s legal matters. Since then, other corporate leaders have emulated Harry Pearce, signing different diversity pledges and speaking or writing publicly to express their desire and commitment to see greater diversity among their outside counsel law firms. Law firms have striven to meet that request.

    There has been progress but for many it has not been fast enough, robust enough, or organic enough for a profession of problem-solvers. Why?

    Business.

    There are many wonderful and excellent programs and projects aimed at increasing the legal profession’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”). But whether we’re talking about the pipeline, implicit bias, succession planning, networking opportunities, or anything else, the common denominator around which much of the profession’s DEI efforts revolve – for good or bad – is business: getting enough of it.

    This has led the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”) to ask: Who’s getting the business? And how much of that business is going to lawyers who are women or racial/ethnic minorities or openly LGBTQ+ or have disabilities?

    Now, for the first time, we have hard data examining what that corporate diversity spend actually looks like. In a business case for diversity, who’s getting that business?

    Join us for a virtual Summit where we’ll share our findings from Diverse Outside Counsel: Who’s Getting the Business?” and ask panels of lawyers from large law firms, diverse-owned firms, and corporate law departments to comment on what they think the findings revel, what any next steps ought to be, and, ultimately, who’s responsible. 

    Hosted by Palo Alto Networks

    Speaker list coming soon.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Linda Chanow.

    • 15 Sep 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    The legal profession has relied heavily on the business case for diversity to support and advance its diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) efforts: corporate clients expressing a desire to see greater diversity among their outside counsel law firms. Among the most influential of those clients have been those in the financial services industry. As a practice area, however, that industry has a reputation for its outside counsel being among the least diverse. But as the most recognized and influential financial services industry self-regulatory organizations (“SROs”) recently have begun demonstrating an interest in, concern about, and commitment to, greater diversity, have they created an inflection point for the financial services industry and the lawyers and law firms that would represent them? Will the DEI leadership efforts of SROs, as a distinct and important component to ESG, lead to changes in the diversity of the lawyers and law firms representing corporate business generally, and financial institutions specifically?

    Join us for an unprecedented roundtable discussion with the leaders of the Chicago Board of Trade (“CBOT”), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”), and the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (“NASDAQ”) where we will learn more about their efforts to advance DEI; examine how those efforts may be starting to influence the corporations and financial institutions with which their SROs work; discuss the barriers and obstacles to their efforts; assess their strongest and most persuasive to motivate and influence more robust DEI efforts, and explore how this, in turn, can influence DEI efforts in the legal profession.

    Speakers:

    • Robert W. Cook, President and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”)
    • Ed Knight, Vice Chairman, National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (“NASDAQ”)
    • Edward T. Tilly, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Board Options Exchange (“CBOE”)
    • Chris Lewis, General Counsel, Edward Jones (Moderator)

    Registration link coming soon.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact LindaChanow@TheIILP.com.


Past events

23 Jun 2022 From Imagery to Reality: The Heroine in Literature, Life, Law, and the Legal Profession
13 Oct 2021 From Imagery to Reality: "The Birth of a Nation" to #BLM and the Implications for DEI Efforts
12 Jan 2021 Deconstructing Systemic Racial Bias in the Legal Profession
18 Dec 2020 Silver Linings: New Career & Educational Opportunities in Legal Academia
02 Dec 2020 Inclusion & Diversity for the Legal Profession in Continental Europe: What Corporate In-House Counsel Want to Know
09 Nov 2020 Is It Time for You to Get a Coach?
03 Apr 2020 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession - San Diego
05 Mar 2020 GOOD Guys (Birmingham)
04 Mar 2020 GOOD Guys (London)
03 Mar 2020 Lawyers & Legal Professionals of Asian Ancestry: Achieving Professional Success When You’re a Racial Minority
21 Nov 2019 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession - Silicon Valley
23 Oct 2019 Is ROI the Appropriate Measure for D&I?
14 Oct 2019 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession - Denver
10 Oct 2019 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession - Cincinnati
23 Aug 2019 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
05 Jun 2019 Gender Diversity for a New Generation in a Global Legal Profession – UK and US Perspectives
26 Apr 2019 Work Allocation as a D&I Strategy - NYC
25 Apr 2019 Work Allocation as a D&I Strategy - DC
25 Apr 2019 Work Allocation as a D&I Strategy - Boston
24 Apr 2019 Work Allocation as a D&I Strategy - Chicago
23 Apr 2019 Work Allocation as a D&I Strategy - Los Angeles
02 Apr 2019 Indian Law and Native American Issues
04 Dec 2018 Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession: Exchanging Ideas, Sharing Experiences, and Developing a Strategy for Europe
07 Nov 2018 Diversity and Data Privacy in the Digital World
23 Oct 2018 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
09 Oct 2018 The Diversity Ops Center: Diversity and Inclusion in Global Corporate Law Departments and Law Firms – Infrastructure to Effect Change
15 Aug 2018 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
29 Jun 2018 (copy) The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
21 Jun 2018 Diversity and Data Privacy in the Digital World
14 Nov 2017 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
26 Oct 2017 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
25 Oct 2017 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
05 Jun 2017 Diversity and Inclusion in the Latin America Legal Profession
25 Jun 2015 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Dallas)
24 Jun 2015 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Houston)
22 Jun 2015 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Charlotte)
14 Apr 2015 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
01 Apr 2015 TO BE RESCHEDULED: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Charlotte)
17 Mar 2015 The Diversity Ops Center: Opinions, Operations, and Opposition
17 Nov 2014 Rules of the Game
03 Sep 2014 LGBT Lawyers in the UK: What Lawyers in a Global Legal Profession Need to Know
15 Jul 2014 Women and Minorities: Willing Partners or Reluctant Allies?
17 Apr 2014 Under Colour of Law: Race and Ethnicity Within the Legal Profession (London)
27 Mar 2014 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (San Diego)
03 Dec 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Chicago)
19 Nov 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (New York)
13 Nov 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Washington, D.C.)
25 Oct 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Seattle)
23 Oct 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Dallas)
22 Oct 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Houston)
17 Oct 2013 Anglo-American Symposium on Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
16 Oct 2013 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Beyond London and New York
08 Oct 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Los Angeles)
02 Oct 2013 The Ethics of Diversity and the Politics of Inclusion (New York Reception Only)
02 Oct 2013 The Ethics of Diversity and the Politics of Inclusion (New York Program and Reception)
11 Apr 2012 Diversity and Inclusion in St. Louis
26 Oct 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
04 Oct 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
21 Sep 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
20 Sep 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
09 Sep 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
07 Sep 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
19 Jul 2011 The Business Case for Diversity: Reality or Wishful Thinking?
24 Feb 2011 Professionalism in Practice
08 Dec 2010 Law Firm Diversity & Inclusion Communication Policies, Protocols and Systems
01 Dec 2010 Meet the In-House Counsel as we Introduce IILP to the New York Legal Community
06 Aug 2010 Del Monte Pledge to the Profession Reception
15 Jun 2010 Meet the In-House Counsel as We Launch the Institute
01 Apr 2010 Professionalism in Practice - Judge Shadowing
04 Mar 2010 Professionalism in Practice


   
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