4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Fri, October 7, 2022   |   8:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   |  
Virtual and  NCAJ Headquarters
  |   CLE Hours: 3.0 CLE Hours

This year’s conference will take a deep dive into how diversity affects leadership of organizations, juries and universities.

Hear for an outstanding lineup of speakers including best-selling author and consultant, Jes Averhart, Director from the Inclusive Juries Project, Emily Coward and author and civil rights attorney Geeta N. Kapur.

Topics will include the role diversity and inclusion plays in leadership of organizations and firms, the UNC School of Government’s new implicit Bias Video and Geeta N. Kapur’s groundbreaking book To Drink From the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation’s Oldest Public University. The first 50 attendees to sign up will receive a free copy of Geeta N. Kapur’s book.

We hope you’ll plan to grab a friend or a colleague and join us in Raleigh or on Zoom for this half-day CLE program of connection, contemplation and inspiration.

This event will have both a virtual and in-person option (NCAJ Headquarters, 701 Corporate Center Dr., Suite 450, Raleigh, NC 27607).

Speakers and Topics

8:00 a.m. Registration (in person)
8:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Program Chairs
  • Anna Pishko Kalarites, Pishko Kalarites Lawyers, Winston-Salem
  • Sheila Chavis, Brent Adams & Associates, Raleigh
9:00 a.m. The Importance of Diversity in Leadership
  • Jes Averhart, Jes & Co, Raleigh
10:00 a.m. Ensuring Jury Diversity and Addressing Juror Bias: UNC School of Government's New Implicit Bias Video
  • Emily Coward, Inclusive Juries Project, Durham
  • Honorable Gregory Weeks, Fourth Judicial Division, Fayetteville
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. "To Drink From The Well" Book Talk with Geeta Kapur
  • Geeta Kapur, Durham
12:15 p.m. Adjourn