3rd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference

Fri, October 1, 2021   |   8:55 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.   |  
  |   CLE Hours: 3.0 Hours

This year’s conference will highlight the good works and efforts of the NCAJ Diversity & Inclusion Committee along with presentations by local and nationally renowned speakers on topics related to the important issue of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Topics & Speakers

8:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Program Chairs
  • Stewart Poisson, Poisson Poisson & Bowers PLLC, Wilmington
  • Anna Pishko Kalarites, Law Office of David Pishko, PA, Raleigh
9 a.m. Supporting and Understanding LGBTQ Clients, Identity and Policy
  • Rebby Kern (they/them), Director of Education Policy, Equality NC, Raleigh
    • In this session, join Equality NC in a candid conversation about gender identity, expression and needs of the LGBTQ community. Understand the unique barriers in systems and policy faced by LGBTQ people and how to show up best for your clients holding multiple identities. Come ready to gain helpful tools to support LGBTQ clients and the community at-large.
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. The Jury Sunshine Project
  • Kami Chavis, Vice Provost, Professor Of Law, Director Of Criminal Justice Program, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem
    • This session will discuss observations about the makeup of juries based on statistics from more than 1300 felony trial juries across the state.
11:15 a.m. Women in Law
  • Jessica Lennon Whitney, PhD, Lennon Whitney, LLC, Wilmington
    • This session will identify some of the unique challenges that women face in the practice of law and offer suggestions for firms and women lawyers to attempt to mitigate some of these challenges.
12:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
12:20 p.m. Adjourn

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and the alarming rise in recent case counts, NCAJ will keep all programs virtual through Nov. 30, 2021. Included in this are all CLEs, member programs and meetings of the board and committees.

We regret that we cannot gather in person at this time, but the safety of our members and staff must remain our priority. NCAJ leaders will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep members updated on new developments with an eye toward a more hopeful forecast.

Virtual Registration
Event Rates
Regular Rate
185.00 NCAJ Member
155.00 NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)
115.00 NCAJ Public Service Member
75.00 NCAJ Legal Assistant Member
75.00 NCAJ New Admittee Member
285.90 Non-Member
115.00 NCAJ Retired Member
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