Diversity & Inclusion: Removing Obstacles - Finding Innovative Solutions to Tackle Bias and Social Injustice WEBINAR
Thu, October 1, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
*PLEASE NOTE: This event was originally scheduled to take place in person. However, it has now been moved to a virtual event on Zoom. Registration ends at 5 pm on September 30.
The bench and bar in East Tennessee are encouraged to participate in "Removing Obstacles," a CLE program offered by the KBA Diversity in the Profession Committee. Van Turner, our keynote speaker, will bring judges, attorneys, and law students together to discuss legal solutions and tools for interrupting bias across our community. The program will include interactive small group discussions with lawyers and law students through Zoom breakouts.
Diversity and Inclusion is a concept that has been used for over 20 years, but what does it mean at a practical level? In his remarks, Mr. Turner will discuss removing obstacles to diversity and inclusion for the future of our country, our communities, and our personal growth. As legal leaders, we must drive meaningful solutions to systematic bias.
The program is a partnership between the KBA, the UT College of Law, and the LMU Duncan School of Law. This interactive webinar and buddy match offers students the chance to interact with members of the judiciary and local attorneys. The fee is $30 for KBA members, and discounted rates are available for law school faculty.
** FREE for law students who are KBA members. If you are a law student who has not applied for your free KBA membership, please complete the online application. Law students are encouraged to complete the areas of practice section of the registration. The KBA plans to schedule discussion groups/social hours for law students to interact with attorneys in specific areas of practice.
The topic is intended to move the conversation forward and bring attorneys and law students together while promoting the retention of legal talent in East Tennessee following graduation.
HELP REMOVE OBSTACLES INVOLVING DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & CULTURAL COMPETENCE!
Attorneys and law students are encouraged to sign up for both the October 1
Diversity & Inclusion program and Buddy Match. You will have the option to register for Buddy Match
when you sign up for the October 1 program.
About our Keynote Speaker:
Van D. Turner, Jr. is the President and CEO of Memphis Greenspace, Inc., the nonprofit organization which lawfully removed two confederate monuments from public parks in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Turner attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he earned his J.D. in 2002. He is a partner in the law firm of Bruce | Turner, PLLC (“BT Law”).
His law practice is concentrated in the areas of business litigation, business transactions, government relations, municipal law, and estate planning. Mr. Turner is currently serving the public as a Shelby County Commissioner for District 12, and has served on the board of directors.
MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR BUDDY MATCH
Buddy Match pairs a local attorney with a law student for the purpose of connecting members of the local legal community. This is an opportunity for law students to become acclimated with their future colleagues in the Knoxville Bar, to get an inside track on possible job opportunities, and to learn about different practice areas from talented local attorneys and judges. Buddy Match participants are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour of time interacting with their buddy before and after the program.
Business and cultural changes have helped raise awareness about the need for diversity and inclusion but it is time to move past awareness to focus on removing the barriers to success. By participating in Buddy Match, you are committing to be an Advocate for Diversity and Inclusion. In order to allow sufficient time for buddies to connect, the deadline to sign up for Buddy Match is September 10.
**Each guest will be assigned to a breakout room for small group discussions.
Tennessee Commission On Continuing Legal Education
Credit has been approved with the Tennessee Commission On Continuing Legal Education for 1.50 CLE Dual credits. KBA is an approved CLE provider with the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and CME provider with the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts.
An online reservation is required in advance of the program. Registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail the day before the event which will contain a link to join the meeting via Zoom and links for the Handout Material and CLE Attendance Form.
Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours before the program are subject to the penalty of the entire amount. However, you may transfer your registration to another individual.
Thu, October 1, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
|KBA Guest No CLE|
|FREE||KBA Member CLE Season Pass|
|Law School Faculty and Staff|
|$20.00||Law School Faculty and Staff (KBA Member)|
|$20.00||Law School Faculty and Staff (Non-Member)|
|$0.00||Law Student Members|
|$0.00||Law Students Non-Members|
Director CLE & Section Programming