Record-Setting Fifth Annual Diversity Conclave Occurred March 2, 2012

Record-Setting Fifth Annual Diversity Conclave Occurred March 2, 2012

The LSBA hosted for 275 attorneys and judges its successful fifth annual Diversity Conclave on March 2, 2012, at the New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street.

The theme was "The Professional Workplace: Conquering the Myths and Creating a Competitive Advantage." During the conclave, highly credentialed speakers provoked discussions regarding the scope and meaning of cultural competency, the professional and financial importance of a diverse and inclusive legal profession for practitioners, judges, and the administration of justice, and practical tips to create a more inclusive legal profession. The program included a three-hour interactive workshop, breakout sessions, and panel discussions. Our very own Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne wowwed the audience with his musically infused keynote address during lunch. Attendees received up to 7.83 CLE hours, including ethics and professionalism.

Special thanks to our generous 2012 Conclave Sponsors:

Platinum Plus Sponsor
Kean Miller Hawthorne D'Armond McCowan & Jarman, LLP

Gold Level Sponsors
Adams and Reese LLP
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman Sarver LLC
Entergy Services, Inc.
New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, L.L.C.
Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.
King, Krebs & Jurgens, PLLC
Liskow & Lewis, LLC
McCranie, Sistrunk, Anzelmo, Hardy, McDaniel & Welch, LLC
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Montgomery Barnett, LLP
Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson, LLP

Silver Level Sponsors
Blue Williams, LLP
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC
Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC
James Carter & Associates, LLC
LSBA Civil Law & Litigation Section
Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P.

Bronze Level Sponsors
Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, LLC
Curry & Friend, PLC
Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, LLP
Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli
Hammonds & Sills
Laborde and Neuner
Louisiana Department of Justice by James D. "Buddy" Caldwell,
Attorney General
LSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Proskauer Rose LLP
Stone, Pigman, Walther & Wittmann, LLC
Whitehead Law Firm

Lunch Co-Sponsor
LSBA Young Lawyers Division

Coffee Service Sponsors
The Association of Corporate Counsel, Louisiana Chapter
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
For more information about serving on the planning committee or sponsoring the 2013 event, contact LSBA Director of Member Outreach and Diversity Kelly McNeil Legier ((504)619-0129;

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