On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, PLI will host their Diversity in Law Practice 2010 program.   Please see the program information included below. 

Diversity in Law Practice 2010: Strategies and Best Practices in Challenging Times

February 24, 2010, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, New York City

February 24, 2010, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Live on the Web

Specially priced at $25!

 What has been the impact of the economic downturn on the pillars of law office diversity:  recruitment, retention, and promotion?  What can diverse attorneys (defined broadly to include women, minorities, LGBT attorneys, veterans, and attorneys with disabilities) do to make the most of the current situation and continue to advance their career goals?

At PLI’s Diversity in Law Practice 2010 program, an outstanding faculty of in-house counsel and law firm practitioners will discuss, in the context of the current environment, how legal organizations can continue and expand their diversity initiatives and retention programs and provide practical advice on how diverse attorneys can advance their legal careers.

What You Will Learn

  • How legal departments can continue and move forward with their diversity and inclusion initiatives and retention efforts in a difficult, unchartered economic environment
  • New legal developments that impact diversity initiatives, including the implications of Ricci v. DeStafano, same sex marriage developments, and the rights of disabled attorneys
  • The General Counsel Speak:  How chief legal officers view diversity today:  new thoughts, strategies, and expectations for outside counsel
  • How diverse attorneys can develop their professional skills to not only survive but stand out and progress in their careers

Who Should Attend

This program is specifically targeted to address the diversity concerns of in-house counsel, partners and associates in all size law firms, attorneys working for government agencies or nonprofit organizations, and diversity, professional development, recruiting and Human Resource professionals.

Simultaneous live webcast of the New York session is available for individual viewing. Webcast participants will receive streaming audio and/or video of the program, view and print the Course Handbook, and have the ability to submit questions electronically.

For more information, and to register, please visit the PLI website.