Diversity & Inclusion Conference

Diversity & Inclusion Conference
The CMBA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee presents the 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Conference: Walking the Talk Boldly Into the Future.

Join us as we share the results and key takeaways about the Cleveland legal community from our Diversity & Inclusion 2.0 Organizational and Individual Survey Project. Learn about a successful and innovative best practice model program combining collective commitment, goal setting, action and accountability. Help us welcome nationally acclaimed expert Verna Myers for a dynamic and insightful talk on unconscious bias and its role in impeding progress. 

Topics include:
Diversity & Inclusion 2.0: Walking the Talk Survey Results and Key Takeaways
Best Practice Program Spotlight: Columbus Bar Association Managing Partners Diversity Initiative
The Single Greatest Barrier to Inclusion with Verna Myers

About our featured presenter:
Verna Myers is on a personal mission to disrupt the status quo and she knows how to: she's lived it.

Myers rose out of Baltimore’s working class to become a Harvard-trained lawyer, entrepreneur, author and cultural innovator. Her dynamic, laugh-out-loud speeches inspire audiences to go further — to move beyond leveling the playing field to create a new field altogether — and empower people of all backgrounds to contribute at their highest levels.

Learn more about Verna at www.vernamyers.com.

Program details:
8:00 a.m.  Registration
8:30 a.m.  Program
11:45 a.m.  Presentation of the CMBA's Diversity & Inclusion Award/Program Adjourns

$95 CMBA Members
$125 Non-Members
$75 Government, Non-Profit and New (<1 year) Attorneys
$50 Affiliate Members (no CLE)

3.00 hours requested

The CMBA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our Diversity & Inclusion Conference sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Tucker Ellis LLP

Silver Sponsor:

Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP
Cleveland State University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Ice Miller LLP
Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
Thompson Hine LLP

Bronze Sponsors:

Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusiveness
Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Reminger Co., LPA
Veritext Legal Solutions 

The CMBA thanks the following general counsel, managing partners, partners-in-charge and other chief legal officers for their commitment to participate in this year’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference:

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff Managing Partner Gregg Eisenberg
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair Amanda M. Miller
Berns, Ockner & Greenberger Managing Partner Majeed G. Makhlouf
Calfee Halter & Griswold Managing Partner Brent D. Ballard
Cavitch Familo & Durkin Managing Partner Michael C. Cohan
Cleveland Cavaliers VP and General Counsel Jason Hillman
City of Cleveland Law Director Barbara Langhenry
Cleveland Metroparks Chief Legal & Ethics Officer Rosalina Fini
Cleveland State University General Counsel Sonali Wilson
Cliffs Natural Resources General Counsel Kelly Tompkins
The Chandra Law Firm Managing Partner Subodh Chandra
Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Administrative & Presiding Judge John J. Russo
Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court Administrative Judge Rosemary Grdina Gold
Cuyahoga County Inspector General Mark D. Griffin
Cuyahoga County Law Director Robert Triozzi
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty
Cuyahoga County Probate Court Presiding Judge Anthony J. Russo
Forest City General Counsel Geralyn M. Presti
Giffen & Kaminski Co-Managing Partners Kerin Lyn Kaminski and Karen Giffen
Ice Miller Cleveland Office Managing Partner Colette Gibbons
Jones Day Cleveland Partner-in-Charge Heather Lennox
Littler Mendelson Officer Managing Shareholder Bradley Sherman
McDonald Hopkins President Carl Grassi
McGlinchey Stafford Managing Member David Thompson
Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis Managing Partner Peter Turner
Ogletree Deakins’ Managing Shareholder John Gerak
Ohio Attorney General's Cleveland Office Managing Attorney Michelle B. Gillcrist
Porter Wright Cleveland Partner-in-Charge Hugh McKay
Roetzel & Andress President and Partner-in-Charge Bob Blackham
Squire Patton Boggs’ Cleveland Managing Partner Michele Connell
Taft Stettinius & Hollister Managing Partner Thomas Terp
Thompson Hine Managing Partner Deborah Read
Tucker Ellis Managing Partner Joseph J. Morford
Ulmer & Berne Managing Partner Kip Reader
U.S. Attorney Carole Rendon
Vorys Cleveland Managing Partner Anthony O’Malley
Zashin & Rich Managing Partner Stephen S. Zashin 

5/20/2016 8:30 AM - 5/20/2016 11:45 AM
CMBA Conference Center
1375 East Ninth Street
2nd Level - One Cleveland Center
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States


Friday, 20 May 2016

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
5/20/2016 8:30 AM

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