Promoting Diversity And The Elimination Of Bias

  • Panel Moderator, “Creating Visibility: Practical Advice for Marketing Your Firm’s Diversity: Enhancing Your Firm’s Visibility Through Technology,” Co-sponsored by the California Minority Counsel Program, the Practising Law Institute, and The State Bar of California, San Francisco, CA, January 13, 2004

  • Access For All: The Implications Of Disabilities On The Practice Of Law,” (guidance on how to provide reasonable accommodations for attorneys with disabilities), State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, October 2004

  • Panelist, “How To Apply And Get Appointed To A State Bar Committee Or Section,” Workshop sponsored by the State Bar of California (to encourage minority and diverse candidates to apply for appointment to various sections and committees of the CA State Bar), San Francisco, CA, January 2006

  • Moderator and Panelist, “A Dream Deferred No Longer: Achieving True Diversity In The Legal Profession” Plenary Session on “Challenges To The Practice Of Law-- Perspectives Of Attorneys From Diverse Backgrounds,” State Bar of California Spring Summit on Diversity (presented results of 2005 State Bar survey examining the experiences of attorneys of diverse backgrounds, along with recommendations on how to eradicate bias and increase diversity in the legal profession), San Jose, CA, June 3, 2006

  • Moderator and Panelist, Business and Professional Women/USA National Conference: “New Frontiers,” Panel on “Embracing Diversity To Create Welcoming Local Organizations,” Dallas, Texas, July 19-21, 2006

  • Lead Facilitator, Diversity Policy Table at “Raising Profits and Potential,” 2006 National Employer Summit Sponsored by Business and Professional Women’s Foundation and Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., November 9, 2006

  • Moderator and Panelist, “Making A Case For Diversity In The Legal Profession: Eliminating Barriers And Creating Pathways For Attorneys Of All Backgrounds To Succeed In The Practice Of Law,” The Lawyers Club of San Francisco, CA, January 25, 2007

  • Panelist, “Achieving Diversity Through The Elimination Of Bias In The Legal Profession: Effective Strategies For Hiring, Retention And Promotion,” State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, September 27-30, 2007

  • Speaker, “Gender Bias In The Legal Profession,” The Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Annual Mega MCLE Program, San Francisco, CA, January 2008

  • Speaker, “Elimination Of Bias Against Lawyers With Disabilities: Overcoming Barriers, Creating Access And Providing Reasonable Accommodations,” Practising Law Institute 2009 California MCLE Marathon, San Francisco, CA, December 7, 2009 (satisfies mandatory continuing legal education - elimination of bias credit requirement for CA attorneys)

  • Speaker, “Preventing Disability Discrimination:  Providing Reasonable Accommodations For Lawyers With Disabilities” League of California Cities’ 2013 City Attorneys Spring Conference, Napa, CA, May 10, 2013 (satisfies mandatory continuing legal education - elimination of bias credit requirement for CA attorneys)