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

June 25, 2019,5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


June 25, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
350 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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