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Upcoming events

    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise - 3000 Hanover Street ∙ Palo Alto, CA

    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 2017 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 in the Tech Industry: Corporate Law Departments and Their Outside Counsel.


    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.

    *No charge for students or unemployed lawyers. 

    Questions? Please contact Sandra Yamate at 

    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Exelon - 10 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60603

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Networking reception to follow

    Please note that space is limited.

    Cost per person: $500

    Program description:

    In many law firms and among their corporate clients, diversity is a core value. Yet the American legal profession is fast approaching a crisis when it comes to the declining numbers of African American partners in large law firms. And while the numbers of women and other racial/ethnic minority partners are a little better, after decades of efforts to increase the ranks of diverse partners, they are not nearly as robust as one might hope. How can this be happening when diversity is a core value of the law firms where these partners work and the clients they serve? Might it be a result of a conflict between the value placed upon diversity and other core values such as efficiency and economy? What happens when important values become competing interests? Is there a way to resolve the conflict to create a win-win-win scenario for law firms, corporate clients and diverse partners?

    Please join the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”) for a special fundraising event where we shall be previewing our forthcoming report, and discussing what can and is being done to stem the decline in the number of African American partners, prevent a decrease in the number of diverse lawyers in law firms, the strategies law firms are trying to address the problems, and the role of corporate general counsel in resolving these and other diversity and inclusion challenges facing the legal profession.  

    Sponsorship opportunities available: please contact Sandra Yamate at for information.

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