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Thu, Jul 22


Westin San Diego Gaslamp

2021 Annual Conference & Award Ceremony

Diversity Toolkit: a Roadmap for Enhancing Equity Gold Sponsor: Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, Silver Sponsor: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Bronze Sponsor: The McClellan Law Firm, and Annual Sponsor: Judicate West

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Time & Location

Jul 22, 2021, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Westin San Diego Gaslamp, 910 Broadway Cir, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

About the Event

Join us in person for the 2021 Annual Conference & Award Ceremony. This conference will focus on giving practitioners a "Toolkit" of strategies to work toward greater diversity, equality, and inclusion in the legal community. The San Diego Chapter will also present Chapter awards.

Current Schedule (3 hours MCLE):

12:30 p.m.  - Registration

1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.  -  Welcome and Video

Chapter President Rebecca G. Church welcomes attendees and introduces video "History of Diversity in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California," honoring Judges Gilliam, Keep, and Gonzalez

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  -  Attorney Wellness & Mindfulness

Christy Cassisa, JD, Founder of The Institute for Mindful Works

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  -  Panel 1: Diversity Tools for Employees

Magistrate Judge Allison H. Goddard

Patti Perez, author of The Drama-Free Workplace

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  -  Break

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  -  Panel II: Diversity Tools for Leaders

Moderator, Rebecca Church

Chief Judge Dana M. Sabraw

Shireen Matthews, Jones Day Diversity & Hiring Partner

Tristan Higgins, Founder of Metaclusive

3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  -  Judicial Mentor Program

Hon. Garry G. Haehnle, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego

4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.  -  Keynote Address

Professor Bertrall Ross, Member of Bipartisan Commission on the U.S. Supreme Court, UC Berkeley Law, University of Virginia School of Law

4:45 p.m.  -  Cocktail Reception Begins

5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.  -  Presentation of FBA Chapter Awards

6:00 p.m.  -  End of Reception


  • General Admission

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  • Newer Atty & Student

    Attorneys who have been practicing for 3 years or less and law students are eligible for this reduced price ticket. FBA membership not required.

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