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Straight Outta BigLaw: Why Associates of Color Leave, and What You Can do About It

June 25, 2019
Los Angeles

This unique program will address the distressingly high number of racial minority attorneys who exit law firms early in their careers. It will explore potential solutions, with a specific focus on the challenges and opportunities for increasing retention of associates. The program will include research data and anecdotal information on the experience of associates of color, and hackathon-style break out groups exploring specific areas for improvement in how associates are developed, supported and advanced. The substantive program will be followed by a networking reception.

Associates of color, please help us by completing this short confidential survey

Welcome Remarks:

Jason Lee
California State Bar Board of Trustees

Robert White
Executive Director
California Minority Counsel Program

Meena Patel
Consultant, DEI Lead
The Riveter


Rekha Chiruvolu
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Nixon Peabody LLP

Kenneth M. Trujillo-Jamison
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Preston Hopson
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Tetra Tech, Inc.

Marissa Dennis
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

5:30pm – 6:00pm Registration check-in
6:00pm – Program Begins
6:15pm – 7:30pm MCLE Activity
7:30pm – 8:30pm Networking Reception

MCLE: 1.25 hours CA MCLE Recognition and Elimination of Bias credit

MCLE Evaluation Form
Recognition and Elimination of Bias Session – Certificate of Attendance
Written Materials