Diversity Events and Announcement

Diversity Events and Announcement

The Diversity Committee is interested in highlighting diversity achievements and achievements of diverse people and businesses in Louisiana.  If you have an accomplishment that you would like to share or a recommendation of a person or business who should be highlighted, please email Tricia Pierre.
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2015 Diversity Conclave Highlights Include Freedom Riders Exhibit
The 2015 Eighth Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession is scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2015.  It will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, located at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans.  This year's theme is "Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights: Moving the Pendulum Forward." This very affordable event is just $90 for 7.0 CLE Credit Hours.  Click here for registration.

Highlights of the 2015 Conclave will include:

Kim M. Keenan, President and CEO of MMTC (Multicultural Media,Telecom and Internet Council)

Freedom Riders,
a traveling exhibition developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in partnership with American Experience; funded through the National Endowment for Humanities.

CLE Sessions on the following topics:

  • Criminal Law discussion, moderated by the Honorable Kern A. Reese, the Chief Judge of the Orleans Parish Civil Court, "Moving the Pendulum to Justice, Fairness and Accountability"
  • LGBT Breakout Session, "The Changing Landscape and Effects of Marriage Equality"
  • Immigration Breakout Session, "Navigating the Troubled Waters of Immigration"
  • Civil Rights Panel Discussion, moderated by the Honorable Roland L. Belsome, Jr., of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit,  "Just How Far Has the Pendulum Moved? Striving for Justice" 

Click here for more event information and on-line registration.

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