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CLE Webcast:
Reimagining DEI: Finding New Pathways in the Wake of the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Decision

August 31, 2023
10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET

Live Webcast

Co-hosted by Philadelphia Bar Association Office of Diversity and Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association Office of Diversity and the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to effectively end race-conscious admissions in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students For Fair Admissions v. UNC. This virtual CLE panel will examine the holding and address concerns regarding its application in employment hiring practices, future recruiting efforts and existing DEI programs and initiatives. This program will explore why organization and firms can — and should — recommit to DEI in the wake of the SCOTUS decision and offer creative tools to maintain and continue to foster a diversity, equity and inclusion culture.

Kristen J. Johnson, Esq.
Department of Labor - Office of the Solicitor
President-Elect, Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia (2023-2024)

Danielle Banks, Esq.
Partner, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Diversity Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors

Sozi Pedro Tulante, Esq.
Former City Solicitor 
Law Department, City of Philadelphia

Virginia G. Essandoh, J.D.
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Ballard Spahr LLP

Lloyd Freeman, Esq.
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Professor Cara McClellan
Founding Director and Practice Associate Professor of Law
Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic
Frmr. Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

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