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Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Allyship with Black Male Attorneys: How to Get Involved, Stay Involved, and Educate Others About Racial and Social Injustice

Thursday, September 29, 2022
01:30 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico) - 02:30 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)

Please join the IADC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for a panel discussion.


Join the IADC at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, September 29 as we continue our diversity and inclusion discussions focusing on identifying ways each of us can become more than allies in the fight for social equality in the legal profession and social justice.

In 2020, 5% of all lawyers were Black – the same percentage as ten years earlier – but 13.4% of the U.S. population is Black. According to the 2021 Second Edition of the Model Diversity Survey Report, black attorneys experienced the greatest attrition from law firms in 2020 (approximately 23%). This panel will examine how stereotypes affect the hiring, promotion, and retention of black male attorneys in the practice of law and businesses. Our panel will share personal stories and concrete action items that you can take to become a better ally.

Mary Catherine Way, DLA Piper LLP (US), Dallas, Texas USA with assistance from Carolyn Husmann, Sinars Slowikowski Tomaska, Saint Louis, Missouri USA

Brandon E. Brown, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, Cleveland, Ohio USA
Bryant Hall, Pinterest, Washington, District of Columbia USA
Clarence Webster, III, Jones Walker LLP, Jackson, Mississippi USA

For Zoom meeting details, click here. (please note this document is password protected; you must be logged into the IADC website to view) 

If you would like this Zoom meeting as a calendar appointment, please see the document above.