Initiatives

Stakeholder Forum, Diversity Reception & MCLE Programs

SAVE THE DATE
Celebrating Diversity in the Legal Profession
at the State Bar of California Annual Meeting - October 11-14, 2012 - Monterey, California   

Stakeholder Forum:

“Let’s Make It Happen: Strategies for Achieving Diversity in the Legal Profession” – Working Within the Parameters of US Supreme Court Decisions and Current Legislation (1-½ hours MCLE, including 1 hour EOB)
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Portola Hotel and Spa, Two Portola Plaza, Monterey - Room TBD

Diversity Awards Reception:

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Portola Hotel and Spa-De Anza Ballroom, Two Portola Plaza, Monterey

MCLE Programs:

  • Neuroscience of Fairness and Decision – Making in the Legal Profession (1–½ hours MCLE, including 1 hour EOB)
    Friday, October 11, 2012 - 8:30 to 10:00AM  (Room TBD)
  • Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession as Good Business and a Moral and Ethical Imperative(1 hour EOB + 1 hour Ethics)
    Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 10 AM to 12 Noon (Room TBD)

"Effective Lawyering" Symposium 

Effective Lawyering" Symposium, January 24, 2012 - Professors Shultz and Zedeck will present a special symposium in Los Angeles providing information about their research and concrete ideas for employer use of their tools for predicting lawyer effectiveness.

U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings

The Council on Access & Fairness has recommended that U.S. News & World Report  include diversity factors in its law school rankings. The following documents are available through the Office of Access & Fairness Programs.  For more Information contact Brandi Holmes, 415-538-2240 or brandi.holmes@calbar.ca.gov. You can help by sending a letter of support. See items below:

  • Sample letter to U.S. News Editor Robert Morse
  • March 28 letter from State Bar to U.S. News Editor Robert Morse
  • National Law Journal Article, Feb. 17, 2011