Upcoming Events

Our 2020 events calendar will be available shortly.


ALFDP Regional Networking Lunch (Houston, TX) – March 11 at 11:30-1:00 p.m.

RSVP and Direct Questions to ALFDP Houston Regional Lead, Nichole Dotson-Olajuwon


ALFDP Regional Happy Hour (Washington DC) – March 13 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

RSVP and Direct Questions to ALFDP Washington, D.C. Regional Lead, Jaya Saxena

Representatives from area affinity bar associations, including the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC (SABA-DC), the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA) and the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association (GWAC) will also attend.


ALFDP Member Training Call – Creating and maintaining a strong supplier diversity program, Tuesday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)


ALFDP Membership Call – Tuesday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)


ALFDP Member Training Call – Ways to partner with recruiting to enhance your summer program and connect with diverse summer associates, Tuesday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)


ALFDP Membership Call – Tuesday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)


ALFDP Membership Call – Tuesday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)


ALFDP Member Training Call – Topic to be confirmed, Tuesday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)




Past Events Archive

Membership call – State of the Union with President Lia Dorsey, Tuesday, February 18 at 2PM (ET)

Lia Dorsey, ALFDP president, will review our accomplishments over the past years, share top priorities for 2020, and let you know about upcoming events and initiatives. Call details TBC.

Membership Webinar – Using AI to Decrease Bias in the Interview Process – pymetrics Discussion with O’Melveny, Thursday, October 3 at 3PM (EST)

In November 2018, O’Melveny rolled out a revolutionary software tool developed by pymetrics, a New York-based company that uses neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help global clients such as Unilever, Accenture, and LinkedIn make their recruitment processes as effective, accurate, and unbiased as possible.

During this webinar, ALFDP Members, Mary Ellen Connerty, Director, Diversity & Engagement and Olivia Blair, Attorney Professional Development and Diversity Manager, will discuss the lessons learned and insight gained during their first full cycle using pymetrics at O’Melveny.

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NY Members Regional Gathering – Friday, April 5, 9:00am-10:30am (EST)

For those in the NY-area, the Regional NY ALFDP Gathering will be a networking breakfast and discussion this Friday, April 5, 9:00am-10:30am, hosted by Paul, Weiss.  We will discuss hot topics and the recent feedback received from the ALFDP membership survey conducted earlier this year.  Please RSVP to the previously sent calendar invitation or directly to Inclusion@paulweiss.com.


Regional members meeting – Kansas City

Time: February 19, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Ogletree Deakins, 4520 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA


Houston Regional ALFDP Gathering – Wednesday, April 17, 12:00PM – 1:00PM (CT)

Join the Houston members of ALFDP for a networking lunch at Vinson & Elkins (1001 Fannin). RSVP to Julie Tran.


ALFDP Member Training Call/Webinar – Save the Date for Tuesday, April 30, 3:00PM – 4:30PM (EST)

Speaking Engagements 101:  Securing, Promoting & Maximizing an Opportunity


  • Kori Carew, ALFDP Alumna | Advocate | Belonging & Inclusion Strategist | TEDx Speaker | Writer |Status Quo Disruptor
  • Courtney Dredden Carter, ALFDP Member | Diversity Champion | Change Maker


Antitrust Membership Call – What’s OK to discuss on the ALFDP Listserv?, Tuesday, June 25 at 3:00PM (EST)

During this call, Baker Botts Partners Heather Souder Choi, and Will Lavery will share best practices for use of the ALFDP listserv.