DRI Seminar In Chicago To Highlight Diversity

Monday, May 4, 2009 - 01:00

On Thursday and Friday, June 11 and 12, DRI is presenting Diversity for Success - Recruiting, Retaining and Rainmaking for Minority Lawyers and Law Firms. The seminar will be held at the Swissôtel Chicago, 323 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago. The program begins on Thursday at 7:00 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast and continues with the program from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. A networking reception follows that day at 5:45 p.m. On Friday the seminar begins at 7:30 a.m. and adjourns at 1:30 p.m.

Diversity recognizes, respects and values every aspect of our individuality, and we benefit from the collective power it generates. The new chapter in our nation's history will see a new era in the legal profession, and DRI's innovative seminar is designed to improve the success of law practices and help attendees learn how women and minority attorneys are charting their own courses. Participants will discover how to implement successful pipeline and retention strategies, obtain buy-in, and address the racial paradox, among other key topics.

Speakers for this program will include Durga M. Bharam, Tressler Soderstrom Maloney & Priess LLP; Pamela W. Carter, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Marc Firestone, Kraft Foods Inc.; Arin N. Reeves, The Athens Group Inc.; Kimberly N. Royal, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Michael E. Upchurch, Frazer Greene Upchurch & Baker LLC; and Raymond M. Williams, DLA Piper, LLP.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For more information and to register for the seminar visit www.dri.org.