Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization presents “Equal Justice Under Law: Celebrating the Legacy of Judge Constance Baker Motley”

Thursday, September 15, 2016 – Sunday, September 18, 2016, New York, NY  

General Counsel-Who Hires, Who Fires, Who Determines Diversity in Selection of Outside Counsel and How is that Power Wielded?

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 11am – 12:30pm – FREE CLE CREDIT PANEL: 

Moderated by George W. Madison, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; featuring 

  • Alex Dimitrief, SVP & General Counsel, General Electric; 
  • Kimberley D. Harris, EVP, General Counsel, NBC Universal; 
  • Sandra Leung, EVP & General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; and 
  • Sandra L. Phillips, Group VP, GC and Chief Legal Officer, Toyota Motor North America

(Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Centre St., Courtroom #506)


Historic Reenactment of A Trial: Constance Baker Motley, James Meredith and The University of Mississippi

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 1:45pm – 3:45pm –  FREE CLE CREDIT EVENT: 

Featuring: 

  • Judge Denny Chin (2nd Circuit) and 
  • Kathy Chin, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP 

(Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Centre St., Courtroom #506)

Film Premiere, “The Trials of Constance Baker Motley,”

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 4:00pm – 5:30pm FREE

Produced by Joel Motley, 

Followed by CLE CREDIT PANEL: 

Legacy of Honorable Constance Baker Motley

Moderated by Joel Motley, Managing Director, Public Capital Advisors; featuring: 

  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor (SCOTUS); 
  • Judge Laura Taylor Swain (SDNY); 
  • Judge Anne E. Thompson (DNJ); 
  • Judge Ann Claire Williams (7th Circuit); and 
  • Judge Kimba Wood (SDNY). 

Each jurist was mentored by Judge Motley. 

(Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, Ceremonial Courtroom)

Voting Rights and the Unfinished Business of Selma

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:15am – 11:30am – FREE CLE CREDIT PANEL

Moderated by Gay J. McDougall, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School. Featuring: 

  • Sherrilyn Ifill, Executive Director, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; 
  • Deputy Asst. Attorney General Justin Levitt, Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division; 
  • Jerry Vattamala, Director, Democracy Program for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; and 
  • Nancy Trasande, Senior Counsel, Latino Justice PRLDEF. 

(New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, Marquis Ballroom, 9th Floor)

Glass Ceilings and Sliding Glass: What Must Women and Minorities Do to Succeed in the Next Frontier of Equal Justice Under the Law?

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 11:30am – 12:30pm – FREE CLE CREDIT PANEL

Moderated by Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President& General Counsel, The New York Public Library and featuring 

  • Executive Vice-President & General Counsel Kimberly Harris of NBC Universal and 
  • Deputy General Counsel Rhonda McLean of Time, Inc. 

(New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, Marquis Ballroom, 9th Floor)

Please register at – http://ww2.ca2.uscourts.gov/cle/

From our friends at PALS: Sign up to be a Mentor today!

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 ATTORNEY MENTORS 

Strengthen the Legal Diversity Pipeline

by Sponsoring a PALS Mentee

 The PALS Mentoring Program

Matches diverse law students with practicing attorneys,

 who serve as professional development resources,

 and has done so for more than 25 years.  

Attorney Mentors Make an Impact

●    Join a community of diversity champion attorneys mentoring the next wave of leaders of color in the legal profession.

●    Be rewarded with your gift of sharing your time and talents with unparalleled networking opportunities. 

●   Positively guide a mentee’s career path, course selection and the road to success!

Become a Mentor Today!

Commit 2-4 hours per month

 to a designated PALS Mentee.

Signup today at: www.palsprogram.org/mentor 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 ACTION REQUIRED

Attorneys Who Have Previously Created a Profile on the PALS Website:

1.   Email [email protected]  to indicate that you would like to be considered for participation in the mentoring program as a “mentor”.

2.   Utilize Email Subject: “PALS 2013 Mentor”

3.   PALS will respond to your email within 7 business days, indicating a completed mentor profile status.

4.   Please log-in Here to update your profile today!  

Attorneys who have NOT Created an Attorney Profile on the PALS Website:

1.   Visit www.palsprogram.org/mentor and fill in all requested information on the online form.

2.   PALS will respond to your email within 7 business days, indicating a completed mentor profile status.

Current Mentors:

We thank you for your willingness to volunteer as a mentor in the past.  If you would like an additional PALS Mentee, or if you have lost touch with your PALS Mentee and are interested in being assigned a new PALS Mentee, please update your profile and let us know via email at [email protected] .  

Attorneys matched through the program will be required to review the

PALS Mentoring Manual and sign a Participation Agreement with their mentor.  

Please forward this email to colleagues who may be interested in mentoring.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the PALS Mentoring Program, please contact the Executive Director of PALS, Paula Donaldson at: [email protected]