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2020 Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal and Business Environment Event
Panel 1: Moving from Words to Action: Concrete Steps Towards Inclusion
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
With an increasing focus within law firms, corporations, and the legal practice generally on enhancing diversity and inclusion, the panel will discuss concrete actions that those in leadership positions and others can take to start making headway today and move beyond words to action.

(1) Defining Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion
(2) Sponsorship, Mentorship, and Advancement
(3) Getting “Buy-in” from Leadership
(4) Implicit Bias/Culture

Short Q&A Session to Follow

• Christine Kingston, Nelson Mullins
• Melanie Todman, Nelson Mullins
• Shaneka L. Davis, Associate General Counsel, UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.
• Cherina Wright, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Suffolk University Law School

Panel 2: An Overview of Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Attendees will gain insights into hot topics on the horizon and a look into best practices for the workplace in the new year. Join us for a deep dive into understanding different background experience in the legal profession.
• Regina Hurley, Verrill
• Eugene Ho, Verrill


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