The MDLA Diversity Committee was created in 2014 with the two-fold mission to promote and achieve greater diversity within the MDLA and its member firms.

Our keynote speaker, Pamela Carter of the Carter Law Group of New Orleans, Louisiana, will speak regarding practical steps firms may consider in seeking to achieve diversity within these firms. Ms. Carter’s presentation will address such topics as inclusion training, implementation, setting clear goals, leadership commitment and resources, recruitment strategies, mentoring programs and creating a multicultural environment.

Distinguished attorneys of diverse ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds will hold a panel discussion speaking to issues of diversity they experience in their day-to-day practices. Thereafter, members of our state and federal judiciary will discuss issues of diversity in the courtroom and the need for cultural competency. Following the panel discussions of 45 minutes each we will have a social hour where people can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, refreshment, and each other’s company.

2.0 CLEs for bias elimination have been applied for. Registration is free if registered by June 1. Come join us in a celebration of diversity and earn your bias credits at the same time! To learn more, click here.