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.
Latest News and Announcements

National Bar Association Launches Its Speaker's Bureau
The National Bar Association has unveiled the NBA's Speaker's Bureau, an additional membership benefit for NBA members. The NBASB is an online tool that readily identifies a pool of NBA members who are available to speak publicly or conduct continuing legal education courses. Members are encouraged to register with the NBASB in order to advance the NBA's efforts to create a diverse pool of presenters for continuing legal education opportunities and discussion panels across the country. There are many benefits to members such as networking opportunities; professional development; enhancement of diversity in addressing important legal topics; and opportunities to highlight a specific practice area and your level of expertise.
For more information please contact Vice President of Membership Twanda Turner-Hawkins at tturnerhawkins@yahoo.com by Nov. 15th.

LSBA Hosted a Successful Setting the Bar: LSBA Pre-Law Conference for College Students
The LSBA Diversity Committee and the Tulane and Loyola Black Law Student Associations hosted its second annual Setting the Bar Pre-Law Conference on February 1st and 15th at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law for approximately 35 college students around the state who are interested in pursuing a legal career. 

The workshop enlightened college students on the law school admissions process and provided helpful tips to effectively navigate that process and tackle the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The first day of the program consisted of a series of information sessions from key admissions personnel from area law schools, who shared essential information on applications, resumes, personal statements, and financial aid. A representative from Kaplan shared tips on preparing for and taking the LSAT. Finally, students were exposed to a mock law school class. Day two of the workshop gave students the opportunity to take the LSAT under normal testing conditions/times. Students who attend both days of the program were entered into a raffle for a $1,600 tuition scholarship from Kaplan.

View the 2014 Program Agenda.

2015 Diversity Conclave Date is announced!
SAVE THE DATE!  The 2015 Diversity Conclave is scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2015.  It will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, located at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans.

Details will follow as we begin to secure sponsors, speakers and workshops.  Keep posted!

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Selects New Orleans for 2015 Conference!
NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2014-2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION HOST CITIES
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has selected its annual convention host cities for 2014-2016. The Annual NAPABA Convention will be held in:
• 2014: Scottsdale, Arizona
• 2015: New Orleans, Louisiana
• 2016: San Diego, California

"We are pleased to announce the host cities for the 2014-2016 Annual Conventions," said Wendy Shiba, president of NAPABA. "We look forward to expanding NAPABA's presence, engaging membership, and working with NAPABA's affiliates and the local communities in these host cities."


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National Bar Association 88th Annual Convention in 2013
Save the date for the National Bar Association's 2013 88th Annual Convention. It is scheduled from July 27, 2013 to Thursday, August 01, 2013, at the Fountainebleau Miami Hotel in Miami, Florida. Stay tuned for more information at http://www.nationalbar.org/meetings_and_events

2014 LSBA Human Rights Award Deadline is January 31, 2014
The deadline for nominations for the 2014 the Louisiana State Bar Association's Human Rights Award is January 31, 2014. The Award is designed to recognize outstanding efforts made by (1) a bar association, (2) a law firm or law department, (3) an individual attorney or judge, (4) a court, or (5) a community organization or individual in promoting diversity in the legal profession, in particular, to recognize efforts ensuring the full and equal opportunity of all persons for entry and advancement in Louisiana's legal profession. One individual and one organization diversity award, bearing the name of the "Louisiana State Bar Association Human Rights Award," will be awarded by the Association during its annual meeting in June 2014. The 2013 award was presented in San Destin, Florida on June 6, 2013 to J. Dalton Courson and the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society -- Greater Baton Rouge Chapter. For more information on the 2014 Human Rights Award Submission and Nomination process, please contact Kelly McNeil Legier at Kelly.Legier@lsba.org.

 2014 Nomination Form
 2014 Nomination Guidelines




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