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Diversity & Inclusion Seminar
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When: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Breakfast & Registration: 8 a.m., Seminar: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: NC State Bar
217 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603
United States
Contact: Colleen Glatfelter

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Join us on February 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the State Bar for an in-depth examination of diversity and inclusion issues facing the profession. Dana Tippin Cutler, star of "Couples Court with the Cutlers,” begins the day with a discussion of implicit bias stemming from her time as president of the Missouri Bar where she pioneered the Courageous Collaboration program, which encouraged lawyers to talk about issues of race, gender, disability, age and sexual orientation. Disability Rights NC in conjunction with the WCBA Lawyers with Disabilities task force will present on assistive technology for clients and lawyers with disabilities, and panel discussions from the North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program and an array of minority leaders of our bar will round out the day. Four hours of CLE are pending, and will be free for WCBA members and $140 for non-members.


8:30 – 9:45 a.m.        “Winning Together: A Conversation About Courageous Inclusion” Dana Cutler’s presentation aims to help close the divide between each other and create spaces of real inclusion by pointing out where well-intentioned people sometimes fail. (Ethics 1.0)

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.      “Diversity & Mental Health Challenges” A panel of LAP attorneys will discuss the extra challenges faced by lawyers from diverse backgrounds when dealing with mental health issues. (Substance Abuse/Mental Health 1.0)

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.   Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.   “Ethics and Assistive Technology: Lawyers and Clients with Disabilities” Assistive technology is an increasingly prevalent phenomenon that facilitates independence and improves quality of life for people with disabilities. Kristine Sullivan and Larkin Taylor-Parker will teach attendees how assistive technology can help fulfill legal and ethical obligations, facilitate good client relations, and make their practice run more smoothly.  (Technology 1.0)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.      “The Challenges of Navigating and Networking in Legal Spaces” Evin Grant will moderate a panel of minority lawyers (Lawrence Cameron, Victor Boone, and Judge Ashleigh Dunston) on their experiences on navigating the legal world as a lawyer of color and diversity in the profession in general.  (General 1.0)

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