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Upcoming events

    • 28 Feb 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar
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    This is an election year. In the current polarized political climate, the landscape of American culture can feel imbued with issues of race: from racial overtones to outright racism to defensiveness about whether race or racism is being invoked at all. Race is frequently the 800-pound elephant or gorilla in the room, its visibility debatable depending upon one’s perspectives.

    In his new book, Why Does Everything Have to Be About Race? lawyer, New York Times bestselling author, and former CNN political commentator Keith Boykin tackles some of the most widespread deceptions about race:

    • Critical Race Theory is not indoctrinating school kids to be “woke.”
    • The Civil War was about slavery, not states’ rights.
    • Affirmative action is not reverse discrimination.
    • And more . . .

    So, yes, everything is about race.

    Join us for a wide-ranging and thought-provoking conversation between Keith Boykin and his classmate, Regina Speed-Bost, about how to recognize and refute myths, misinformation, and outright lies with history, knowledge, and truth, and, in doing so, move from the argument phase to that of solution.


    Autographed books available for suggested gift of $35.

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    The program is being offered free of charge to all lawyers and staff for IILP’s Visionary Partners, Partners, and Allies. Unsure if your firm/company supports IILP? Find out here.

    The program is open to the public.

    Questions/Contact: info@theiilp.com.

    • 15 Mar 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Mayer Brown LLP 71 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
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    Things have changed.

    Women are now the majority of enrolled law students. Women now comprise the majority of law firm associates. But women remain underrepresented among law firm equity partners, corporate general counsel, law school deans and tenured law school faculty, and other positions considered the most powerful, influential, or financially lucrative.

    Women used to have the right to control their own bodies and to pursue the healthcare they needed to do so. In too many parts of the country that is no longer true, or it comes with an asterisk.

    In Chicago, per the Chicago Sun-Times on February 1, 2024: Chicago falls short: At Chicago [law] firms, 48.9% of associates are women, up from 46.5% in 2022 and just short of the new national record for gender diversity in the legal profession.

    It’s time for the various women lawyers groups in Illinois to find more ways that we can collaborate and support each other in our efforts to advance and promote women in the legal profession and women’s rights in the broader society. That starts with getting to know who we all are.

    Please send a representative to join women’s and other affinity bar organizations in Illinois; women’s affinity groups from law firms, corporate law departments, and government agencies; law school women’s and other groups that serve or represent women; and organizations that are comprised significantly of women in the legal profession to send a representative to an introductory gathering of women lawyers’ groups in the metropolitan Chicago area. We’ll be featuring:

    • An update on the status of the ERA by Amy Jo Conroy and Michele Thorne.
    • An opportunity to meet and network with others working to advance women in the legal profession and advocating for women’s equality.


     


    • 19 Mar 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pittsburgh, PA

    When organizations, White women, and other individuals use the term “Women,” they knowingly or unknowingly exclude Women of Color while privileging White women.

    Does acknowledging their whiteness trigger White Women’s confusion? Discomfort? Distress? Defensiveness? Relief? Some other emotion? If it does, it’s not surprising because many self-identified White women aren’t used to hearing themselves described as “White Women.” They see themselves as raceless women or individuals. If more people are now acknowledging women’s racial differences, what does that mean? What do those of us in the legal profession need to understand about “White Women” and how acknowledging race and gender fits into our efforts to become authentic women who value and are valued by all women?

    This program is targeted for all lawyers who self-identify as women but everyone who is interested in being more inclusive are invited to participate in this workshop that is co-hosted by the Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition and led by Professor Emeritus Janet E. Helms, author of the McGuffey Longevity Award winning book, A Race Is A Nice Thing to Have: A Guide to Being a White Person or Understanding the White Persons in Your Life and recipient of the 2023 American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for her scholarship in promoting anti-racism.

    Dr. Helms will be joined by Dr. Maryam Jernigan-Noesi and Dr. Carlton E. Green. Dr. Jernigan-Noesi is a psychologist and clinical researcher who advises legal teams engaged in cases where race and racism are identified as salient. She works nationally with legal juvenile and adult criminal justice systems to provide professional development and training on racial equity. Dr. Green is an award-winning psychologist with expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion with an emphasis on race and racial issues. 

    Join us on March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an innovative self-development workshop that will empower you to be a more authentic woman in your law practice and in your life.

    For more information and to register, contact Info@TheIILP.com.
    • 23 Apr 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
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    The late, great Kobe Bryant was celebrated for being a Girl Dad. The National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (“NCWBA”) recognizes GOOD Guys. And the National Association of Women Lawyers (“NAWL”) honors men who “Lead By Example.” Men no longer need to model themselves on negative forms of masculinity to be respected, admired, even loved. But separating some facets of traditional masculinity from others and choosing to model a better version of masculinity can be challenging and, sometimes, very hard. When done successfully, though, the result can be a richer, more satisfying, more gratifying, better, and happier life for the man himself and everyone in his life.

    It's time, therefore, for male attorneys to stop acquiescing to a model of masculinity that undermines them and their effectiveness as lawyers. It’s time for male attorneys to embrace a version of manhood that allows them to thrive individually and contribute to more inclusive workplace cultures.

    We invite you to join us for a webinar on Reinventing Masculinity in the Law. The webinar is the culmination of a pilot program based on the book, Reinventing Masculinity: The Liberating Power of Compassion and Connection by Edward Adams and Ed Frauenheim. The webinar will be facilitated by Ed Frauenheim, Dr. Ellen Ostrow, a coach and consultant focused on wellbeing and inclusion in the legal profession, and Dr. Jonathan W. Kanter, Director of the Center for the Science of Social Connection at the University of Washington.

    During this virtual event, Ed and Dr. Ostrow will discuss key themes on the topic of masculinity and inclusion in the law. They also will facilitate discussion with male attorneys who have spent two months practicing a set of research-backed behaviors to evolve as men.

    Join us and learn more about how we reinvent masculinity in the law.

    Key Takeaways from the Webinar:

    • How a conventional, “confined” versions of manhood contributes to a hyper-masculine legal profession looks down on vulnerability, lionizes rugged individualism and obsesses over winning.
    • The ways a “liberating” masculinity enables men and everyone around them to thrive at work and beyond.
    • How reinventing masculinity in the law can lead to happier, healthier male attorneys and a better, more inclusive legal profession.
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    The program is being offered at a discounted rate to all lawyers and staff for IILP’s Visionary Partners, Partners, and Allies. Unsure if your firm/company supports IILP? Find out here.

    The program is open to the public.

    Questions/Contact: info@theiilp.com.

Past events

17 Nov 2023 Native American History and Heritage Through a Lens of Law
27 Oct 2023 Why We Should Ask; Why We Should Tell: Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession
19 Oct 2023 We Are Here: Living and Lawyering Bisexuality
02 Oct 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month: The Journey Toward Equity and Inclusion
22 Jun 2023 Toward an Ever More Supportive, Accepting, and Loving Parenthood: Being a Better Parent to Our LGBTQ+ Children
02 May 2023 Illuminating the Legacy: The Coram Nobis Cases and the Ongoing Fight for Asian American Civil Rights
29 Mar 2023 Am I A "White Woman?": A Conversation for Women
27 Feb 2023 An Interview with Bestselling Children's Author and Publisher Wade Hudson
15 Sep 2022 From Financial Services Green to DEI Gold: DEI in the Financial Services Industry
02 Aug 2022 A Virtual Summit on IILP's New Report, "Diverse Outside Counsel: Who’s Getting the Business?"
13 Jul 2022 SPECIAL PREVIEW PRESENTATION for IILP Visionary Partners, Partners, and Allies of IILP's newest report, "Diverse Outside Counsel: Who’s Getting the Business?"
23 Jun 2022 From Imagery to Reality: The Heroine in Literature, Life, Law, and the Legal Profession
13 Oct 2021 From Imagery to Reality: "The Birth of a Nation" to #BLM and the Implications for DEI Efforts
12 Jan 2021 Deconstructing Systemic Racial Bias in the Legal Profession
18 Dec 2020 Silver Linings: New Career & Educational Opportunities in Legal Academia
02 Dec 2020 Inclusion & Diversity for the Legal Profession in Continental Europe: What Corporate In-House Counsel Want to Know
09 Nov 2020 Is It Time for You to Get a Coach?
03 Apr 2020 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession - San Diego
05 Mar 2020 GOOD Guys (Birmingham)
04 Mar 2020 GOOD Guys (London)
03 Mar 2020 Lawyers & Legal Professionals of Asian Ancestry: Achieving Professional Success When You’re a Racial Minority
21 Nov 2019 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession - Silicon Valley
23 Oct 2019 Is ROI the Appropriate Measure for D&I?
14 Oct 2019 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession - Denver
10 Oct 2019 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession - Cincinnati
23 Aug 2019 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
05 Jun 2019 Gender Diversity for a New Generation in a Global Legal Profession – UK and US Perspectives
26 Apr 2019 Work Allocation as a D&I Strategy - NYC
25 Apr 2019 Work Allocation as a D&I Strategy - DC
25 Apr 2019 Work Allocation as a D&I Strategy - Boston
24 Apr 2019 Work Allocation as a D&I Strategy - Chicago
23 Apr 2019 Work Allocation as a D&I Strategy - Los Angeles
02 Apr 2019 Indian Law and Native American Issues
04 Dec 2018 Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession: Exchanging Ideas, Sharing Experiences, and Developing a Strategy for Europe
07 Nov 2018 Diversity and Data Privacy in the Digital World
23 Oct 2018 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
09 Oct 2018 The Diversity Ops Center: Diversity and Inclusion in Global Corporate Law Departments and Law Firms – Infrastructure to Effect Change
15 Aug 2018 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
29 Jun 2018 (copy) The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
21 Jun 2018 Diversity and Data Privacy in the Digital World
14 Nov 2017 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
26 Oct 2017 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
25 Oct 2017 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
05 Jun 2017 Diversity and Inclusion in the Latin America Legal Profession
25 Jun 2015 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Dallas)
24 Jun 2015 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Houston)
22 Jun 2015 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Charlotte)
14 Apr 2015 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
01 Apr 2015 TO BE RESCHEDULED: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Charlotte)
17 Mar 2015 The Diversity Ops Center: Opinions, Operations, and Opposition
17 Nov 2014 Rules of the Game
03 Sep 2014 LGBT Lawyers in the UK: What Lawyers in a Global Legal Profession Need to Know
15 Jul 2014 Women and Minorities: Willing Partners or Reluctant Allies?
17 Apr 2014 Under Colour of Law: Race and Ethnicity Within the Legal Profession (London)
27 Mar 2014 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (San Diego)
03 Dec 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Chicago)
19 Nov 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (New York)
13 Nov 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Washington, D.C.)
25 Oct 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Seattle)
23 Oct 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Dallas)
22 Oct 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Houston)
17 Oct 2013 Anglo-American Symposium on Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
16 Oct 2013 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Beyond London and New York
08 Oct 2013 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Los Angeles)
02 Oct 2013 The Ethics of Diversity and the Politics of Inclusion (New York Reception Only)
02 Oct 2013 The Ethics of Diversity and the Politics of Inclusion (New York Program and Reception)
11 Apr 2012 Diversity and Inclusion in St. Louis
26 Oct 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
04 Oct 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
21 Sep 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
20 Sep 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
09 Sep 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
07 Sep 2011 The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
19 Jul 2011 The Business Case for Diversity: Reality or Wishful Thinking?
24 Feb 2011 Professionalism in Practice
08 Dec 2010 Law Firm Diversity & Inclusion Communication Policies, Protocols and Systems
01 Dec 2010 Meet the In-House Counsel as we Introduce IILP to the New York Legal Community
06 Aug 2010 Del Monte Pledge to the Profession Reception
15 Jun 2010 Meet the In-House Counsel as We Launch the Institute
01 Apr 2010 Professionalism in Practice - Judge Shadowing
04 Mar 2010 Professionalism in Practice


   
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