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Bare Necessity: When Diversity of Counsel Is More Than a Matter of Preference

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12:00 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico) - 01:00 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)

Please join us for a complimentary Webinar sponsored by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Professional Liability Committee, and Social Justice Pro Bono Committee on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 for (1) hour beginning at: 10:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM MDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 1:00 PM EDT

Bare Necessity: When Diversity of Counsel Is More Than a Matter of Preference

Each legal matter presents with its own unique set of facts. Finding and assigning the right counsel to represent a client with respect to those facts can be crucial to the handling and the ultimate outcome of each case. While skill and experience are always factors to be considered, what about diversity? This Webinar will explore the considerations clients, carriers, and other professionals who select counsel must take into account when there is a need for diverse counsel. How is the need identified and communicated between client and counsel, whether it be diversity related to race, gender, religion, or disability?  

Key Takeaways:

  1. Develop an understanding of why diversity should be given consideration when staffing a claim.
  2. Learn the best approach to discussing this topic with clients and attorneys.
  3. Learn how to effectively implement diversity of counsel when staffing claims.

Craig A. Thompson, Venable, LLP, Baltimore, Maryland USA

Judge Stephen R. Bough, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri USA
Bernadette Catalana, Manning Gross Massenburg LLP, New York, New York USA
Kamran Q. Khan, Altria, Richmond, Virginia USA

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