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Upcoming events

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Skadden, 4 Times Square 151 West 42nd Street

    Retention of diverse lawyers continues to be a challenge for most large law firms. Despite trying an assortment of programs and strategies to address the issue, year after year, the picture remains virtually unchanged: a few bright spots but generally bleak. Now, from the UK comes a “new” approach: work allocation. While a few US firms have explored work allocation, it remains relatively untried in the US. Now, some large London firms are implementing work allocation as a strategy and seeing positive results: better retention rates for diverse lawyers coupled with increased productivity and profitability for the firms.

    Please join IILP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for a discussion with Dave Cook, CEO, and Robert Brown, CTO, of Mason & Cook - the British consulting firm working with many of the largest London law firms to custom design work allocation programs that are showing measurable results in terms of retention and profitability. Hear how these work allocation programs are being designed and the results that firms are seeing.

    CLE credit for NY is pending. Advance registration is required as space is limited. There is no charge for this program.


    8:00 am -- Registration begins

    8:30 am – Program starts

    9:30 am – Program ends

    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • LexisNexis, Lexis House, 30 Farringdon St, London EC4A 4HH, UK

    One hundred years ago women in the UK and US were fighting for suffrage. Today, women have made significant progress toward equality, but equality has not yet been achieved. Within the legal profession, while we see more women achieving success as lawyers and attaining greater positions of authority, there remains much more to be accomplished, particularly for women of color, those who are LBT, those who live with disabilities, and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Indeed, the demographics and statistics that are available confirm that while women are better represented within the ranks of lawyers, there remains much to be done before women achieve equality in the legal profession.

    Certainly, gender diversity efforts aren’t a new idea. In both the US and UK, the legal profession has been addressing it in one form or another almost as long (if not longer) as some women have had the right to vote. But what is new is the way today’s generation of lawyers who are women are seeking to advance gender diversity for women generally, and women lawyers specifically.

    Today’s legal profession includes the #MeToo generation and Millennials, as well as a generation of Baby Boomers who spearheaded change ranging from the appropriateness of wearing trousers in court to the implementation of maternity leave that has now evolved into to parental leave, flexible working, and male allies who are not only concerned about the career opportunities for their own sisters, wives, and daughters but who also want the same career flexibility and who were raised to genuinely respect and appreciate the value of working with women. And when we overlay the advances and opportunities offered by technology and globalization, well, it’s not our grandmothers’ legal profession anymore.

    Join us for a day-long program examining – comparing, contrasting, and learning about/from – European/US gender diversity in today’s legal profession. What is the most current research telling us? What do we know now that we didn’t know then? What programs and strategies show the most promise. Which might be ready (or overdue) for retirement? What have we learned since the 1970s when women first began entering the law in significant numbers? How are attitudes and values about gender diversity changing? What impact is globalization having for women lawyers? What are we doing to address intersectionality? Are the particular issues confronting lawyers who are women of color or openly LBT+ being adequately addressed as part of gender diversity? Are law firms and corporate clients that have a significant presence in both Europe and the US better positioned to lead on gender diversity on both sides of the Atlantic? How might European and American women lawyers collaborate to advance women lawyers in both countries and beyond? What are the new challenges facing women lawyers and how are we preparing future generations of women lawyers to lead?

    8:30 - 9:30  Registration

    9:00 - 17:00 Programme
    17:00 - 18:00 Networking Reception

    Speakers and full program schedule to be announced.

    • 23 Aug 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Starbucks, 2401 Utah Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

    The U.S. legal profession has devoted a great deal of attention to issues of diversity and inclusion within its membership. What has been missing, however, are the coordination, communication, and cooperation needed to stay abreast of trends and developments and to learn about the many different facets of diversity, including the diversity within diversity. The IILP Review seeks to fill that void. It uniquely gathers data, academic research, personal observations, and analysis of current efforts. The Review reflects IILP’s desire to dig into the facts and to provide a forum for candid discussion. 

    This symposium will feature the IILP’s 2019-2020 Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion with presentations from some of its authors, as well as a roundtable panel discussion about Diversity and Inclusion.

    The IILP Review serves as the focal point for nine symposia that we are presenting around the country so that our profession can discuss these issues in person. We hope that you and others from your organization will join us at these symposia and share your thoughts and insights.

    Each of the symposia on the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession features:

    • Highlights of the most current data and statistics about diversity within the legal profession;
    • Presentations on "diversity within diversity" and the implications for the legal profession; and,
    • A discussion about the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

    Please note: exact times, speakers, and agenda are still being confirmed. Please email Jenna Meyers at with any time sensitive questions. 

    CLE accreditation in WA, OR, CA, and NY. 


    8:00 AM - Registration Begins

    8:30 AM - Program Begins

    12:00 PM - Post-program Reception

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